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
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.
His passion and animosity overruled his conscience.
These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled.
3. (Law) To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as,
the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.