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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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Supersession and the long tenure of contemptuous and often murderous relation of Christians to Jews is arch-villain for all these writers.
The first section focuses on failed supersession in George Herbert's The Temple and William Shakespeare's Second Henriad--that is, the difficulty of imaging a future without dragging along the past, which inevitably haunts any attempts to transcend it.
time limitation[s]." (18) At no point in the decision did the majority discuss the supersession clause.
The convention's opening day supersession will focus on the impact baby boomers are having on the marketplace.
And designer Luc Lafortune and the creative team of Cirque du Soleil promise to wow everyone with what is being billed as "a supersession about lighting." Visit and
1363(d) and 1374 and the supersession of the General Utilities doctrine.
According to Lewine, these initiation rituals are also reflected in the chapel decorations through an emphasis on baptism and communion, the transmission and repetition of the Apostolic Creed and Pater Noster, and the supersession of the Old Testament by the New.
The collection even contains two pieces that directly call into question the "prosthetic supersession" theory of technological advance.
It foresees nuclear world war, dated here at 2044, the building of a socialist world commonwealth in 2062, the eventual supersession of capitalism and of socialism by a decentralised order of self-governing communities, and the Darwin Project in species modification, set at 2169.
Summary: New Delhi (India), July 2 (ANI) Lok Sabha on Tuesday gave its nod to the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that aims at bringing in transparency, accountability and quality in the governance of medical education in the country and provides for supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for a period of two years from September 26, 2018.
July 20, 2018, in supersession of the earlier notification, concluded the letter.