Definition of supersede:
put back, cut out, ruin, study at replace, renew, make way (for), extinguish, give way, succeed, displant, destroy, relieve, replace, overturn, supervene upon, supercede, take the place of, supplant, interchange, overthrow, subvert, suppress.
In what animal, or in what class of animals, does the immaterial principle abruptly intervene, and supersede the agency of matter, becoming the entirely distinct cause of a similar, though more exalted, order of phenomena?- "Theological Essays", Charles Bradlaugh.
We have depended enormously in the past on the initiative and virtue of the individual adventurer; if our adventurers were to fail us, which is not likely, or if the State were to supersede them, and attempt to do their work, which is not conceivable, our political power and influence would vanish with them.- "England and the War", Walter Raleigh.
It is observable, that their principles of disobedience do not refer to any local consideration, overlooked by the Directors, which might supersede their orders, or to any change of circumstances, which might render another course advisable, or even perhaps necessary,- but it relates solely to their own interior feelings in matters relative to themselves, and their opinion of their own dignity and reputation.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.