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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overrule \O`ver*rule"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overruled; p. pr. & vb. n. Overruling.] 1. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority. [1913 Webster] 2. To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter; as, God overrules the purposes of men; the chairman overruled the point of order. [1913 Webster] His passion and animosity overruled his conscience. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled. --F. W. Newman. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as, the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court. [1913 Webster]