noun, plural ve·toes. Also called veto power (for defs 1, 4).
verb (used with object), ve·toed, ve·to·ing.
- veterinary surgeon,
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Origin of veto
Examples from the Web for veto
Immediately, there was a national groundswell of voices calling for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill.
In his veto message, Christie also chided Democratic lawmakers for “using their lawmaking authority to play politics.”
With the second veto on Friday, however, all bets seemed to be off.
In fact, because the House never voted, he never got the chance to sign or veto anything.SNL Parodies Schoolhouse Rock Hilariously, Gets A Lot Wrong|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was it a mistake to veto the bill that would have curtailed such furloughs?
When passed by both Houses the President has ten days to sign or veto them.Citizenship|Emma Guy Cromwell
But the veto against sword-wearing overtaxed the patience of the extreme Conservatives.
Bills may be passed against the veto by two-thirds majorities.The Government Class Book|Andrew W. Young
For the power of the President over legislation by means of the veto, see pp. 78, 79.
He stayed the greenback movement by his veto after eminent party leaders had yielded to it.The Cleveland Era|Henry Jones Ford
noun plural -toes
verb -toes, -toing or -toed (tr)
Word Origin for veto
1620s, from Latin veto, literally "I forbid," first person singular present indicative of vetare "forbid," of unknown origin. Used by Roman tribunes who opposed measures of the Senate or magistrates.
1706, from veto (n.). Related: Vetoed; vetoing.
The power of a president or governor to reject a bill proposed by a legislature by refusing to sign it into law. The president or governor actually writes the word veto (Latin for “I forbid”) on the bill and sends it back to the legislature with a statement of his or her objections. The legislature may choose to comply by withdrawing or revising the bill, or it can override the veto and pass the law, by a two-thirds vote in each house.