- the indirect veto by the President of the U.S. of a bill presented to him by Congress within ten days of its adjournment, by failing to sign and return the bill before Congress adjourns
- any action similar to this in defeating a measure
See pocket veto in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The indirect veto of a bill received by the President within ten days of the adjournment of Congress, effected by retaining the bill unsigned until Congress adjourns.
- A similar action exercised by a state governor or other chief executive.
- pockˈet-veˌto (pŏkˈĭt-vēˌtō) verb
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