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
Many Syrians see the vetoes used to block a robust resolution as an excuse for inaction.After 3 Years of Brutal War Syria is Still Burning, but the World’s Attention Seems to Have Moved On.|Abdulhamid Qabbani|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if he vetoes it, he will likely lose the support of many Hispanic voters—the people he needs to win the general election.Christie’s Immigration Catch-22: Help Immigrants or Win GOP Primaries|Dean Obeidallah|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Under the Constitution, of course, there is no line-item veto; a president either signs or vetoes an entire bill.
Last, what to do in light of the Security Council vetoes of China and, particularly, Russia?
“Truman and Clinton had vetoes to prove where they stood,” says Popkin.Democrats Jittery Over Obama’s Sputtering 2012 Campaign|Eleanor Clift|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
John Tom was for putting our brand on him, and dressing him up like a little chief, with wampum and beads, but I vetoes it.Rolling Stones|O. Henry
Lincoln was in his grave, and Johnson, even with his vetoes, was powerless.The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences|Hilary Abner Herbert
Now, they felt that to make good this position they must do something to offset the effect of President Cleveland's vetoes.
It will become a law if the President neither signs nor vetoes it within ten days, unless these are at the end of the session.
Meanwhile, the President was making a unique record by his vetoes.
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.