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 for Overruling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overrule \O`ver*rule"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overruled; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Overruling.]
     1. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior
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     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.
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              His passion and animosity overruled his conscience.
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              These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled.
                                                    --F. W.
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     3. (Law) To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as,
        the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overruling \O`ver*rul"ing\, a.
     Exerting controlling power; as, an overruling Providence. --
     O`ver*rul"ing*ly, adv.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "overruling":
     absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, all-absorbing, arbitrary, arch,
     aristocratic, arrogant, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic,
     banner, bossy, capital, cardinal, central, champion, chief,
     controlling, crowning, despotic, dictatorial, dominant,
     domineering, feudal, first, focal, foremost, great, grinding,
     headmost, hegemonic, high-handed, highest, imperative, imperial,
     imperious, leading, lordly, magisterial, magistral, main, master,
     masterful, monocratic, oppressive, overbearing, overriding,
     paramount, peremptory, pivotal, predominant, preeminent, premier,
     preponderant, prevailing, primal, primary, prime, principal,
     ranking, repressive, ruling, severe, sovereign, star, stellar,
     strict, supereminent, suppressive, supreme, topflight, topmost,
     tyrannical, tyrannous, uppermost

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