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
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.A Word on "Obamabot"-ism|Michael Tomasky|May 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Last, what to do in light of the Security Council vetoes of China and, particularly, Russia?What To Do About Syria’s Crisis?|Bernard-Henri Lévy|December 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“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
They desired the freedoms of democracy, but also all the vetoes of democracy.
Wat if a corrupt and radikle Congress does override your vetoes, and legislate for these cuss-ridden people?Swingin Round the Cirkle.|Petroleum V. Nasby
The book would be simply a string of violent vetoes, like the Ten Commandments.A Miscellany of Men|G. K. Chesterton
I wish I could return your compliments, but my conscience vetoes any such proceeding.Macaria|Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
But if we examine the two vetoes we shall see that his is really much more of a pure veto than mine.
British Dictionary definitions for veto
Derived forms of vetovetoer, nounvetoless, adjective
Word Origin for veto
Cultural definitions for veto (1 of 2)
A vote that blocks a decision. In the United Nations, for example, each of the five permanent members of the Security Council has the power of veto.
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.