An example of to veto is President George W. Bush refusing to sign the State Children's Health Insurance bill.
The producer has a veto over which songs get put on the album.
- 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.
Her plans to go away for the weekend were met with a parental veto.
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")