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1 : to prevail or take precedence over [if, as is often the case, federal constitutional principles state statutory or common law "H. P. Wilkins"]
2 : to set aside by virtue of superior authority [overrode the jury's sentencing recommendation]
: annul [ a veto with the required majority]
[ō-vər-rīd] n 1 : a commission paid to managerial personnel on sales made by subordinates called also override commission
2 : royalty
3 : an act or instance of overriding [a legislative ]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.