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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.

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The option of filing a superseding return has several benefits.
For the purposes of a superseding return, the due date includes any valid extension.
(46) The exact concept of "superseding could be said to be unknown to persons of those nationalities.
Baptists are, generally speaking, New Testament people as much as they are Old Testament people ("old," here does not mean obsolete, nor does "new" mean superseding).
An amendment superseding an existing AD that is applicable to all Boeing 747 series aircraft has also been released by the FAA.
This chapter also treats the controversy and strong opposition aroused by the Young Turk government superseding policies of Abdulhamid and allowing Zionist immigration in spite of the warnings presented by Arab deputies.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (ANI): Retired Delhi High Court Judge Justice Kailash Gambhir on Wednesday questioned the decision of the Collegium to elevate two Delhi High Court judges by superseding three seniors, terming it as an "earth-shaking" move which will send "wrong signal".
A 92-count superseding indictment was unsealed earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging an additional 16 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses, in connection with their participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer.
Filing an Automatic Form 3115 With a Superseding Return
This unique and rare example of appointing a favorite after superseding his seniors, was kept so well cloaked in the blanket of secrecy, that no officials of the Assembly were informed about the appointment; nor was any of the 372 strong MPAs, familiar with the favorite.
The superseding AD, which is effective 7 May 2001, clarifies the applicability and certain requirements of the AD.
131, Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information, superseding Statement no.