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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 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.   --Clarendon.
    These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled.   --F. W. Newman.
 3. Law To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as, the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·rul·ing, a. Exerting controlling power; as, an overruling Providence. -- O*ver*rul*ing*ly, adv.