Associations to the word «Veto»


VETO, noun. A political right to disapprove of (and thereby stop) the process of a decision, a law etc.
VETO, noun. An invocation of that right.
VETO, noun. An authoritative prohibition or negative; a forbidding; an interdiction.
VETO, verb. (transitive) To use a veto against.

Dictionary definition

VETO, noun. A vote that blocks a decision.
VETO, noun. The power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature).
VETO, verb. Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill".
VETO, verb. Command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans".

Wise words

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