It refers to the decision of the judge to allow or disallow certain action in court. For instance if an attorney A has put forward certain question to the witness during the trial, to which the other attorney B objects, the judge passes the decision against the objection of Attorney B and is said to have overruled the objection and thus attorney A goes ahead with the questioning with the witness.Alternatively if Judge agrees to the objection of Attorney B, it is said to be Objection ” Sustained” thereby not allowing the Attorney A to continue its questioning. 2. It also refers to the nullifying or declaring void, the lower courts decision by the higher courts.

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