What does the word veto mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Arthur W. Dunn