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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Override \O`ver*ride"\, v. t. [imp. Overrode; p. p.
   Overridden, Overrode, Overrid; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Overriding.] [AS. offer[imac]dan.]
   1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.
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            The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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   2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to
      nullify; as, one law overrides another; to override a
      veto.
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   3. Hence: To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may
      override the decision of a subordinate.
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   4. To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot
      overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of
      the airplane.
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   5. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. [Obs.]
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            I overrode him on the way.            --Shak.
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   6. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its
      strength.
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