a vote that blocks a decision
the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
veto, blackball, negative(verb)
vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
"The President vetoed the bill"
forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix(verb)
"I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
A political right to disapprove of (and thereby stop) the process of a decision, a law etc.
An invocation of that right.
To use a veto against.
an authoritative prohibition or negative; a forbidding; an interdiction
a power or right possessed by one department of government to forbid or prohibit the carrying out of projects attempted by another department; especially, in a constitutional government, a power vested in the chief executive to prevent the enactment of measures passed by the legislature. Such a power may be absolute, as in the case of the Tribunes of the People in ancient Rome, or limited, as in the case of the President of the United States. Called also the veto power
the exercise of such authority; an act of prohibition or prevention; as, a veto is probable if the bill passes
a document or message communicating the reasons of the executive for not officially approving a proposed law; -- called also veto message
to prohibit; to negative; also, to refuse assent to, as a legislative bill, and thus prevent its enactment; as, to veto an appropriation bill
Origin: [L. veto I forbid.]
A veto – Latin for "I forbid" – is the power to unilaterally stop an official action, especially the enactment of legislation. A veto can be absolute, as for instance in the United Nations Security Council, whose permanent members can block any resolution. Or it can be limited, as in the legislative process of the United States, where a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate may override a Presidential veto of legislation. A veto only gives power to stop changes, not to adopt them. Thus a veto allows its holder to protect the status quo. The concept of a veto body originated with the Roman consuls and tribunes. Either of the two consuls holding office in a given year could block a military or civil decision by the other; any tribune had the power to unilaterally block legislation passed by the Roman Senate.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vē′tō, n. any authoritative prohibition: the power of rejecting or forbidding:—pl. Vetoes (vē′tōz).—v.t. to reject by a veto: to withhold assent to.—Absolute veto, a veto without restriction. [L. vetāre, to forbid.]
The numerical value of veto in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of veto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I will veto again and again until spending is brought under control.
I can tell you this, we are doing everything we can to push that my veto is not overridden. My veto should not be overridden.
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
They somehow... made a commitment to Ron that he had a veto and he doesn't want Red Bull, ron has said definitely not, as far as he’s concerned. I don’t know whether his veto will stand up legally.
Sure, I think that in Washington during my brother's time Republicans spent too much money, he could have used the veto power. He didn't have line item veto power, but he could have brought budget discipline to Washington, D.C.
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Translations for veto
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- Einspruch, VetoGerman
- αρνησικυρία, προβάλλω αρνησικυρία, βέτο, προβάλλω βέτοGreek
- vetoo, vetoiEsperanto
- veto, vetarSpanish
- veto, veto-oikeusFinnish
- cros, crosadhIrish
- neitunarvald, beita neitunarvaldiIcelandic
- 拒否, 拒否権Japanese
- vetitum, vetare, vetui, vetoLatin
- zawetować, weto, wetowaćPolish
- vetar, vetoPortuguese
- наложить вето, запрещение, право вето, ветоRussian
- zabranjenje, zabrana, vetoSerbo-Croatian
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