su·per·sede /ˌsü-pər-'sēd/ vt -sed·ed, -sed·ing
1: to subject to postponement or suspension; esp: to suspend the operation of (a judgment or order) by means of a supersedeas
2: to take the place of in authority: preempt override
3: to take the place of and render null or ineffective

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

I verb abolish, annul, discard, displace, make obsolete, make void, nullify, obviate, oust, override, overrule, preclude, put in the place of, remove, repeal, replace, set aside, stand in stead of, subrogate, substitute, succedere, succeed, supplant, take the place of, void associated concepts: superseding cause II index abolish, abrogate (rescind), accede (succeed), annul, disinherit, dislodge, displace (replace), leave (allow to remain), override, overrule, replace, succeed (follow), supplant, upset

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To take the place of someone or something; to void one thing and replace it with something else.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To obliterate, replace, make void, or useless.

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

To obliterate, replace, make void, or useless.

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