Veto meaning

vētō
Veto is defined as to refuse to sign a bill passed by Congress or reject a proposed act.

An example of to veto is President George W. Bush refusing to sign the State Children's Health Insurance bill.

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An invocation of that right.
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The power of one party or entity to forbid the actions or decisions of another party or entity.

The producer has a veto over which songs get put on the album.

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An authoritative prohibition or negative; a forbidding; an interdiction.
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To use a veto against.
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To prevent or delay (a legislative bill) from becoming law by exercising the power of veto.
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To forbid, prohibit, or decide against.
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The constitutional right or power of a ruler or legislature to reject bills passed by another branch of the government.
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In the U.S.,
  • The power of the President to refuse to sign a bill passed by Congress, preventing it from becoming law unless it is passed again (with a two-thirds majority) by both houses.
  • A similar power held by the governors of states.
  • The exercise of this power.
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A document or message giving the reasons of the executive for rejecting a bill.
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The power of any of the five permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations to cast a negative vote, affirmative votes of all five being required to take action on other than procedural matters.
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To prevent (a bill) from becoming law by a veto.
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To forbid; prohibit; refuse consent to.
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The power of one branch of government to prohibit a certain action by another; for example, the chief executive’s right to refuse to sign a legislature-passed bill into law.
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The act of refusing or canceling the act of another or the passage of a law.
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As to a chief executive of a governmental body, such as the President of the United States, the failure to approve a proposed legislative act, thereby resulting in the proposed law not being passed, and therefore “vetoed.”
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A political right to disapprove of (thereby stop) the process of a decision, a law etc.
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A prohibition or rejection of a proposed or intended act.

Her plans to go away for the weekend were met with a parental veto.

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Origin of veto

  • From Latin vetō first person sing. present tense of vetāre to forbid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vetō (“I forbid")

    From Wiktionary