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English definition of “overrule”

overrule

verb [T]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈruːl/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ formal
(of a person who has official authority ) to decide against a decision that has already been made: In tennis , the umpire can overrule the line judge .Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of overrule verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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