noun, plural ve·toes. Also called veto power (for defs 1, 4).
verb (used with object), ve·toed, ve·to·ing.
Origin of veto
Related Words for vetoeddeclined
Examples from the Web for vetoed
Contemporary Examples of vetoed
I had chosen a seat by the window, but Poitras vetoed the location.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
President Obama has vetoed only three bills, an historic low.Voters Remind D.C. That the Economy Still Sucks
November 6, 2014
President G.W. Bush vetoed 12, Bill Clinton 27, George H.W, Bush 44, Ronald Reagan 78.What the GOP Will Do If It Wins Congress
October 3, 2014
Consider how First Lady Michelle Obama vetoed pantyhose and made bare legs OK for the rest of us.Kate Middleton’s “Bottomgate” Shows Why Women Still Need Slips
May 28, 2014
Obama has vetoed less legislation than any president in modern history: just two bills, both in late 2010.Here’s What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate
April 30, 2014
Historical Examples of vetoed
But all his attempts to cross that tongue of flooring had been vetoed by the guards.
But Charley who had recovered her self control, vetoed this idea at once.The Forbidden Trail
A first bill, however, fell short of the President's desires and was vetoed.
Bonus Bill, advocated by Calhoun, 257;vetoed by Madison, 257.
So far he had not vetoed any measures sent to him for his signature.American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt
noun plural -toes
verb -toes, -toing or -toed (tr)
Word Origin for veto
1706, from veto (n.). Related: Vetoed; vetoing.
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.
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.