override
over·ride 1 /ˌō-vər-'rīd/ vt -rode /-'rōd/, -rid·den, /-'rid-ən/, -rid·ing
1: to prevail or take precedence over
if, as is often the case, federal constitutional principles override state statutory or common law — H. P. Wilkins
2: to set aside by virtue of superior authority
overrode the jury's sentencing recommendation; esp: annul (2)
override a veto with the required majority
over·ride 2 /'ō-vər-ˌrīd/ n
1: a commission paid to managerial personnel on sales made by subordinates – called also override commission;
3: an act or instance of overriding
a legislative override

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

override
I verb act despite, annul, cancel, counteract, countermand, crush, defeat, discard, dismiss, disregard, do away with, dominate, flout, fly in the face of, ignore, invalidate, make ineffectual, make null and void, make void, neglect, nullify, outweigh, overcome, overpower, overrule, overturn, pass over, prevail over, quell, reverse, revoke, set aside, subdue, supersede, surpass, take no account of, take precedence, thwart, upset associated concepts: override a veto, overriding state interest II index abolish, abrogate (rescind), beat (defeat), browbeat, cancel, foil, frustrate, insist, invalidate, negate, nullify, overlap, overrule, preclude, predominate (command), prevent, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, supersede, thwart

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


override
An arrangement whereby commissions are made by sales managers based upon the sales made by their subordinate sales representatives. A term found in an agreement between a real estate agent and a property owner whereby the agent keeps the right to receive a commission for the sale of the property for a reasonable time after the agreement expires if the sale is made to a purchaser with whom the agent negotiated prior to the expiration of the agreement.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


override
An arrangement whereby commissions are made by sales managers based upon the sales made by their subordinate sales representatives. A term found in an agreement between a real estate agent and a property owner whereby the agent keeps the right to receive a commission for the sale of the property for a reasonable time after the agreement expires if the sale is made to a purchaser with whom the agent negotiated prior to the expiration of the agreement.

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  • override — o‧ver‧ride [ˌəʊvəˈraɪd ǁ ˌoʊ ] verb overrode PASTTENSE [ ˈrəʊd ǁ ˈroʊd] overridden PASTPART [ ˈrɪdn] [transitive] to ignore a decision, rule, law etc made by a person or organization with less authority: • It has the power to override state… …   Financial and business terms

  • Override — may refer to: Override (short film) OverRide (video game) Overriders, an insurance term Overriding (mathematics) Manual override, a function where an automated system is placed under manual control Method overriding, a computer programming… …   Wikipedia

  • Override — O ver*ride , v. t. [imp. {Overrode}; p. p. {Overridden}, {Overrode}, {Overrid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overriding}.] [AS. offer[=i]dan.] 1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down. [1913 Webster] The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • override — / overrule [v] cancel, reverse a decision alter, annul, bend to one’s will*, control, countermand, direct, disallow, disregard, dominate, govern, ignore, influence, invalidate, make null and void*, make void, not heed, nullify, outvote, outweigh …   New thesaurus

  • override — (v.) O.E. oferridan, from ofer over (see OVER (Cf. over)) + ridan to ride (see RIDE (Cf. ride) (v.)). Originally literal, of cavalry, etc. Figurative meaning to set aside arrogantly is from 1827. The mechanical sense to suspend automatic… …   Etymology dictionary

  • override — ► VERB (past overrode; past part. overridden) 1) use one s authority to reject or cancel. 2) interrupt the action of (an automatic function). 3) be more important than. 4) overlap. 5) travel or move over …   English terms dictionary

  • override — [ō΄vər rīd′; ] for n. [ ō′vər rīd΄] vt. overrode, overridden, overriding 1. to ride over 2. to trample down 3. to surpass or prevail over 4. to disregard, overrule, or nullify; specif., to change or cancel (an automatic function) …   English World dictionary

  • override — overrides, overriding, overrode, overridden (The spelling over ride is also used. The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)ra͟ɪd[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)raɪd[/t]].) 1) VERB If one thing in a situation overrides other things, it is more …   English dictionary

  • override — v. /oh veuhr ruyd /; n. /oh veuhr ruyd /, v., overrode, overridden, overriding, n. v.t. 1. to prevail or have dominance over; have final authority or say over; overrule: to override one s advisers. 2. to disregard, set aside, or nullify;… …   Universalium

  • override — o|ver|ride [ˌəuvəˈraıd US ˌou ] v past tense overrode [ ˈraud US ˈroud] past participle overridden [ ˈrıdn] [T] 1.) to use your power or authority to change someone else s decision ▪ The EU commission exercised its power to override British… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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