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  1. pocket veto(noun)

    indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it


  1. pocket veto(Noun)

    A (de facto) veto of a bill by the US President by restricting Congressional action on the bill, as, figuratively, by carrying the bill in his pocket until the deadline for signing it has passed.


  1. Pocket veto

    A pocket veto is a legislative maneuver in lawmaking that allows a president or other official with veto power effectively to exercise that power over a bill by taking no action.


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