What does the word overrule mean?

Usage examples for overrule

  1. Though we deny Mahomet, and will not adore him, yet we cannot control a power that must overrule us. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  2. Theoretically the House may overrule the committee's decision on a bill, but so generally are the committee's recommendations followed by the House that the adverse action of the committee virtually kills a bill. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson