overridden overridden  /ˈoʊ vər ˈrɪ dən/


  1. (n) a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  2. (n) the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
  3. (v) rule against
  4. (v) prevail over
  5. (v) counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
  6. (v) ride (a horse) too hard


  1. All were overridden by wide margins.
  2. It's a conditional privilege, meaning it can be overridden in some circumstances, such as when the President is the target of a criminal investigation.
  3. But there's a time lock on the vault, which can not be overridden.


  1. Local reaction to Gov. Quinn changing concealed carry bill

    BLOOMINGTON — Despite Gov. Pat Quinn’s claim Tuesday that legislation that would allow people to carry concealed weapons had “serious flaws,” several local legislators and law enforcement officials called for his amendatory veto to be overridden.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

  2. Lawmakers override energy bill veto

    AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers have overridden Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a comprehensive energy bill designed to expand the region’s natural gas infrastructure and lower energy costs and set the stage to allow the University of Maine to bid on future offshore wind projects. read more
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  3. S.C. lawmakers override 46 of Gov. Haley's 81 vetoes

    The South Carolina Senate has overridden 46 of Gov. Nikki Haley's 81 budget vetoes. Senators sustained eight more of the governor's vetoes Thursday. Altogether, lawmakers upheld 35 of the items Haley struck from the spending plan, striking about $5 million from the state's $6.7 billion spending plan. The vetoes overridden by the Senate included saving the South Carolina Arts Commission and the ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte


  1. "This is an opportunity to take back a little bit of dignity ...... for kids, for all of us in California," Republican Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa said. "It really disturbs me that the will of the people was overridden by four members of the...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Doug LaMalfa Source: TIME

  2. "The president is standing up for the taxpayers," White House press secretary Dana Perino said. "No one is surprised that this veto is overridden. We understand that members of Congress are going to support the projects in their districts....
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: Forbes

  3. "He knows it's going to be overridden," said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., a leading supporter of the widely popular measure that would give a green light - if money is approved - to hundreds of water projects in virtually every state.
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: James Inhofe Source: USA Today

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