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transitive verboverstepping, overstepped
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- Anyone overstepping the limit can expect a ‘£5 fee for exceeding the monthly limit’.
- The defence claimed police overstepped their bounds during that search and the search of a private detective's office.
- Moreover, if he is overstepping the limits of his office, it is in part because the insurance commissioners of New York and other states are not doing their jobs.
- Richard held his own against the IM, but overstepped the time limit and lost.
- China's first all-female detective agency has been closed following allegations it broke the law and overstepped the scope of its powers, an official at the center said yesterday.
- The judicial branch has clearly overstepped their powers.
- In some ways, however, it was the court's majority that was in danger of overstepping the limits of its power.
- The government oversteps its discretionary power to censor political speech when protesters are discriminated against merely based on the content of their unpopular speech.
- Last week he turned down a request by the opposition for the convening of parliament in defiance of the president, saying he ‘can not overstep the limits’ of his powers.
- This time it is Ashikaga Bank, which apparently has overstepped its adequacy limit, or something.
- As anyone close to the Supreme Court's work knows, this court has increasingly restricted the power of Congress when, in its view, Congress overstepped the powers granted to it by the Constitution.
- As it is, we are not persuaded that the questioning of the appellant overstepped the proper limits, even if it exploited those limits to the full.
- This conclusion is independent of whether the organ or official has contravened provisions of internal law or overstepped the limits of his authority.
- But the defence still wants some of the items disqualified, claiming that investigators overstepped the limits of the search warrant.
- The memo also said he was routinely overstepping his credit limit.
- The government threatened a showdown with Global Strategies Group, saying the London-based firm overstepped its powers when private guards shut the airport at dawn.
- The university relations officer feels that the student society is overstepping its mandate by entering into such a contract.
- He conceded to Congress that he had probably overstepped the constitutional boundaries established for the president and thus needed congressional sanction.
- Most serious of all is that our political leaders repeatedly overstepped the scope of their constitutionally prescribed jobs.
- It said that the defendant, who is alleged to have lost Allied Irish Banks' American subsidiary Allfirst more than €766 million, was routinely overstepping his credit limit.
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