noun, plural ve·toes.Also called veto power (for defs. 1, 4).
verb (used with object), ve·toed, ve·to·ing.
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Origin of veto
OTHER WORDS FROM vetove·to·er, nounpre·ve·to, noun, plural pre·ve·toes, verb (used with object), pre·ve·toed, pre·ve·to·ing.re·ve·to, verb (used with object), re·ve·toed, re·ve·to·ing.un·ve·toed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for veto
They were looking for “electorally generated veto points” — that is to say, elected bodies that could block change.
It took about a year, but they changed that golden-share, that veto power over major transactions into what they called the Public Interest Foundation.Podcast: How Russia’s everything company works with the Kremlin|Anthony Green|September 30, 2020|MIT Technology Review
A state law passed just before Ikrata’s arrival gave the city of San Diego an effective veto at SANDAG.
If reformers hope to succeed in curbing overpolicing, they will first have to overcome the challenge of underpolicing, which has often allowed officers to exercise an effective veto on reform.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs?|by Alec MacGillis|September 3, 2020|ProPublica
San Diego needs support from just two other cities to exercise a veto.
Immediately, there was a national groundswell of voices calling for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill.
By giving an artistic veto to a madman, we submit to the mindset of a slave.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The worthy knight not being now alive to veto the project, a figure of him has been placed opposite the College in Edmund Street.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
It made me furious, too, to see my ambition nipped with the frost of a possible veto from Miss Smawl.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
This protection was exercised mainly through the use of the veto power given to the tribunes.
And this repeal is demanded because a single State interposes her veto, and threatens resistance!Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
To make it possible for the tribunes to give such protection, the veto had been granted to them.
British Dictionary definitions for veto
noun plural -toes
verb -toes, -toing or -toed (tr)
Derived forms of vetovetoer, nounvetoless, adjective
Word Origin for veto
Cultural definitions for veto (1 of 2)
Cultural definitions for veto (2 of 2)
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.