noun, plural ve·toes. Also called veto power (for defs 1, 4).
verb (used with object), ve·toed, ve·to·ing.
- veterinary surgeon,
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Origin of veto
Examples from the Web for vetoing
And, while he was vetoing marriage equality, it turns out that he was carrying on with his housekeeper!‘To Be Takei’ Traces George Takei’s Journey From Japanese Internment Camps to Cultural Icon|Marlow Stern|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
President Obama has signaled that he would not be opposed to vetoing CISPA, should it come to his desk.How CISPA Could Chip Away at Your Right to Privacy|Ilana Glazer|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One moment he was dissing Obama for vetoing the Keystone XL Pipeline.Can Newt’s ‘Nontraditional’ Campaign Stay on the Rails?|Andrew Romano|January 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Israeli historian Gershom Gorenberg writes that Israelis should be celebrating the U.N. vote—not vetoing it.
President Taft's action in vetoing the tariff bills was denounced, and an immediate, downward revision was demanded.Contemporary American History, 1877-1913|Charles A. Beard
The President may cause a bill to fail by neither signing nor vetoing it during the last ten days of a session.
Washington was sorely perplexed by the controversy and was on the point of vetoing the Bank Bill.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
Jackson had misgivings on this question and awakened sharp criticism by vetoing a road improvement bill.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The right of permitting or vetoing an interpellation rests with the chamber.
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.