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verb as in repeal

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If there are five justices who wish to overrule decisions like those of Atkins, Roper, and Miller, Jones potentially presents them with a way to do it.

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One report said Leach’s interview for the Tennessee job “went very well,” and another indicated that then-athletic director John Currie was prepared to hire Leach but was overruled by the administration.

If FDA career scientists get overruled by political appointees, that would also be a major sign of political pressure.

Let me give me you the three reasons why we think it should be overruled, and it was a very nice generous thing to do.

When they failed, thanks to a maneuver granted by a recent state law that allows a few large cities that represent a majority of the county’s population to overrule the rest of the board, they walked out.

He tried to contact a Health Republic doctor to overrule the nurse and get approval for payment.

First, he maintains that enactment of such a law “would overrule a historic Supreme Court decision.”

If all the mild mutineers could be induced to cling together, they could easily overrule Howe and his party.

I think it right to state the facts, because it shows how wonderfully God's grace can overrule.

Hope they'll overrule it—make a lot of difference to me if they don't.

It will, of course, overrule any conflicting view of the Provost-Marshal-General, if there be such.

We know the court that made it has often overruled its own decisions, and we shall do what we can to have it to overrule this.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overrule, such as: annul, disallow, invalidate, nullify, override, and overturn.

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