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vee toh

  • n  a vote that blocks a decision
  • n  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)
  • v  vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
    The President vetoed the bill
  • v  command against
    Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store

  • Their attempt to override Bush on children's health care is just the start of a campaign to dare the President to veto other bills.
  • After Congress passes a bill, the President has ten working days to veto it, says the Constitution.
  • Doing his level best to avoid being branded an intractable Republican diehard, Michigan's Senator Vandenberg recently urged President Roosevelt to seek the item vetopower to .
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  • John Murtha in ABC News
    The president could veto it, but then he wouldn't have any money,Murtha told an anti-war group in an interview broadcast on
  • Alan Greenspan in Baltimore Sun
    My biggest frustration remained the president's unwillingness to wield his veto against out-of-control spending,Greenspan wrote in his book.
  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    The Senate bill, Bush said, "is very similar to legislation I vetoed last year. This bill crosses a moral line that I and many others find troubling. If it advances all the way through Congress to my desk, I will veto it," the president said in...

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