verb (used with object), su·per·sed·ed, su·per·sed·ing.
Origin of supersede
Examples from the Web for supersede
They would not, for example, supersede federal law regarding the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment.
Sport does have this incredible power to supersede current affairs and politics.The Irish Sports Betting Company Sending Dennis Rodman to North Korea|Tom Sykes|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Netanyahu is meanwhile scrambling to supersede the Plessner committee with intra-coalition negotiations conducted by himself.
Weer to supersede him and for his own assignment to the Second Brigade of the expedition.The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War|Annie Heloise Abel
There is no competition between these industries; one does not supersede the other.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
Consequently when necessary they were to supersede the civil officials.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
No method nor discipline can supersede the necessity of being forever on the alert.Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience|Henry David Thoreau
When next we meet this phrase it is with this writer, who seeks to supersede what Moses (traditionally) built up.Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway
British Dictionary definitions for supersede
Word Origin for supersede
Word Origin and History for supersede
mid-15c., Scottish, "postpone, defer," from Middle French superceder "desist, delay, defer," from Latin supersedere "sit on top of, stay clear of, abstain from, forbear, refrain from," from super "above" (see super-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). In Scottish law, a judicial order protecting a debtor. Meaning "displace, replace" first recorded 1640s. Related: Superseded; superseding.