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
How to use veto in a sentence
From this attitude he draws a singular comic and literary power.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And the fact that satire unnerves the intolerant is evidence of its positive power.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Would the Democrats rescind those rights if they were to return to power?The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Employees strap a device to their heads and power a helicopter drone with their minds.
What it endangers is a narrow conception of Russian power, understood through the eyes of its dictatorial leader.
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Wharton smiled at this littleness in so great a man, but determined that he should feel the power he despised.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He brings out all their power, brilliancy and careering wildness, and makes the greatest sensation of them.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
She knew that she alone of all human beings was gifted with the power to understand and fully sympathize with him.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
We live in an age that is at best about a century and a half old—the age of machinery and power.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for veto
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.