veto

Part of speech: verb

To check by a veto.

Part of speech: noun

The refusal of an executive officer to approve a legislative enactment.

Part of speech: noun

Any authoritative prohibition.

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Usage examples "veto":

  1. I confess I am in the mood of it, and that there is a suggestion of more richness about the name of Rome than about that of Rye, which, until Schott's veto, was the plan. - "The Letters of William James, Vol. II", William James.
  2. What though Lady Westborough has forbidden you the boudoir, a boudoir is a very different thing from a daughter, and you have no right to suppose that the veto extends to both. - "The Disowned, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. This check upon the legislature is not absolute, for the legislature may overcome the governor's veto by again passing the bill, usually by a two- thirds vote. - "Community Civics and Rural Life", Arthur W. Dunn.