To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as, the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.
in this case, to void a prior legal precedent.
When a higher court disagrees with a lower court's decision and changes that decision; also to reverse.
To overturn or invalidate the holding of a prior case. A decision can be overruled only by the same court or by a higher court within the same jurisdiction.
The court's denial of any motion or point raised to the court, such as "overruling a motion for a new trial" or "objection overruled." ()
1. Court's denial of any motion or point raised to the court. 2. To overturn or void a decision made in a prior case.
(1) a judge's ruling at trial that a lawyer's objection is without merit, and that the questioning or testimony objected to may continue; (2) a court's decision to set aside the authority of a former decision.
A judge's decision not to allow an objection. Also, a decision by a higher court finding that a lower court decision was in error.
The court's denial of a motion or objection raised to the court.
In a trial, to overrule means to reject an objection.