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Supersede

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.

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The Karnataka High Court Judge, who is from Rajasthan, was superseded six weeks ago, was not found to be, as per reports, deserving for being elevated to the Supreme Court," he added.
Under the committee decision, six ADSJs have been superseded in promotion and they have been posted as officers on special duty (OSDs) at their present place of posting besdies issuing notices for their retirement from service under Section 12 of the Punjab Civil Servants Act 1974.
the traditional Christian belief that the covenant between God and the People of Israel, established through the mediation of Moses at Mount Sinai, has been replaced or superseded by the 'New Covenant' of Jesus Christ.
Because of the requirement to finalize the documentation file within 60 days, a best practice is for auditors to continually update documentation during the audit and discard superseded memos and files as the audit progresses, rather than only at its conclusion, where mistakes can cause confusion and an unclear record.
Stanislaus is one of the few remaining American Catholic parishes whose assets are controlled by a lay board, a model popular with the European immigrants of the 19th century that has generally been superseded by, episcopal control of parish finances.
The increasing centrality of systems in his art forced a progressive dematerialization of physical form, as a mind-bending crush and density of systems superseded the casual and relatively lush physicality of the earlier work.
That effect comes about because the high court found that state patient-protection laws are superseded by ERISA, the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which regulates employee benefit plans and ensures that regulation is uniform.
* that the New Covenant of"grace" superseded the Old Covenant of "legalism";
Overall gains for property modifiers will continue to be negatively impacted by the declining use of conventional blowing agents which are being superseded by new environmentally friendly processes.
Schwartz is Soros' fourth CEO in two-and-a-half years, reflecting the tumult in the hedge fund universe, where old names like Michael Steinhardt and Julian Robertson have been superseded by young startups, and everybody is facing a shakeout.
But Silverstein and the Port Authority's counterclaims against Swiss Re alleged that the form was superseded by another form prepared by Travelers Indemnity.
Alliance & Leicester's move to improve the lot of customers who hold the bank's superseded Bonus 90 account has been welcomed by watchdog the Banking Code Standards Board (BCSB).