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
I had chosen a seat by the window, but Poitras vetoed the location.
President Obama has vetoed only three bills, an historic low.
President G.W. Bush vetoed 12, Bill Clinton 27, George H.W, Bush 44, Ronald Reagan 78.
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|Keli Goff|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Tomasky|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mayor Aguilar, however, vetoed the ordinance, and then Dr. Griffin and his colleagues came forward with a new proposition.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913|Harris Newmark
Jackson vetoed this bill, chiefly on constitutional grounds, in the face of Marshall's decision of 1819.
This bill was vetoed by President Monroe, on grounds already stated, and the road fell into a very bad condition.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 10)|Archer Butler Hulbert
A man might give away all his property while alive; the law only vetoed excessive legacies.Roman Women|Alfred Brittain
But this Pat vetoed and he did it so tactfully as to remove all possible sense of disappointment which Hal might have felt.The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp|Thornton W. Burgess
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.