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To obliterate, replace, make void, or useless.

Supersede means to take the place of, as by reason of superior worth or right. A recently enacted statute that repeals an older law is said to supersede the prior legislation.

A superseding cause is an act of a third person or some intervening force that prevents a tortfeasor from being held liable for harm to another. A supervening act is one that insulates an actor from responsibility for negligently causing a dangerous condition that results in an injury to the plaintiff.


verb abolish, annul, discard, displace, make obsolete, make void, nullify, obviate, oust, override, overrule, preclude, put in the place of, remove, repeal, set aside, stand in stead of, subrogate, substitute, succedere, succeed, supplant, take the place of, void
Associated concepts: superseding cause
See also: abolish, abrogate, accede, annul, disinherit, dislodge, displace, follow, leave, override, overrule, replace, rescind, succeed, supplant, upset
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As a superseding return, this will become the return for the year.
Extension of the time in which a superseding return may be filed
The benefits of filing a superseding return go far beyond the ability to correct errors without risk of an accuracy-related tax penalty.
Superseding returns have other time-altering powers.
To understand this, it is important to note that Orthodoxy does not see the Church as superseding Israel in the sense of the replacement of one entity (the Church) by a completely different and separate one (Israel).
A superseding return filed on or before the due date for filing (including extensions) is considered an original return.
Another amendment superseding an existing AD has been released by the FAA.
Second, the IRS addressed whether the taxpayer's original Form 1120 or the superseding one started the three-year assessment SOL.
An amendment superseding an existing AD has been issued by the FAA that is applicable to certain Boeing Model 747-100, -200, -300, 747SR and 747SP series aircraft that requires a one-time inspection to detect cracking of the longeron splice fittings at stringer 11 on the left and right sides at body separation 2598, as well as replacement of any cracked fitting with a new one.
This superseding document corrects a certain part number and is effective 22 March 2000.
The superseding action would increase the compliance time for the existing requirement and expand the applicability of the existing AD to include additional aircraft.
The FAA has also released an amendment superseding an AD applicable to certain Raytheon (Beech) Model 400, 400A, 400T and MU-300-10 aircraft.