What does line item mean?

Definitions for line item

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. line item(noun)

    an item in an appropriation bill

    "Some governors can veto line items in their state budgets"


  1. line item(Noun)

    An item appearing on a single line in any schedule of information.

  2. line item(Noun)

    An item of revenue or expenditure in a budget or other financial statement or report.

  3. line item(Noun)

    A budget appropriation.

Anagrams for line item »

  1. ilmenite

  2. timeline, time-line

  3. Time-line

  4. Timeline


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of line item in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of line item in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Iraq Bush:

    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.

  2. Vicki Cowart:

    Our legal counsel provided line item edits to their proposed contract where we again clarified that we would strictly adhere to laws. Our staff asked probing questions about their process and didn't enter into an agreement when those questions weren't answered.

  3. Chris Christie:

    Senator Rubio said he was opposed to it, yet he did not show up to speak on the floor, he didn't show up to cast his vote. When you're governor of New Jersey and you don't like spending, you use the line item veto, and you make the argument to people. You show up and you get the job done.

  4. Michael McCaul:

    I wrote to the President recently as part of my ongoing investigation and raised concerns that we have no lead agency in charge of countering domestic radicalization and no line item for it in the budgets of key departments and agencies, i am also concerned that the few programs we do have in place are far too small to confront a challenge that has grown so quickly.

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