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
Example sentences from the Web for veto
When it comes to educating our children, Congress should heed that message, not ignore it.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Leelah Alcorn's message was sent, and heard, and things started changing.
Does the sending of the message “justify” the tragedy that caused it?
But the act of killing herself done, the message was sent, and heard, and things started changing.
The audio message featured the words, “the real battle in Lebanon is yet to begin.”
His head fell back limp on MacRae's arm, and the rest of the message went with the game old Dutchman across the big divide.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
We were interrupted at this moment by a message from General Houston, to whom we immediately hastened.
"It will go through, if I live," calmly replied Harry, as he carefully concealed the message in the lining of his coat.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
In the telegraph office a young signaler was sending a thrilling message to Umballa, Lahore and the north.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Aristide again sought the message of the stars; but the sky was clouded over, and soon a fine rain began to fall.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
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.