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Noun: veto (vetoes)  vee-tow
  1. A vote that blocks a decision
  2. 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)
Verb: veto  vee-tow
  1. Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
    "The President vetoed the bill";
    - blackball, negative
  2. Command against
    "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store";
    - forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, disallow, nix [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: vetoes, vetoed, vetoing

Type of: ballot, balloting, command, contradict, controvert, oppose, power, powerfulness, require, vote, voting

Antonym: permit

Encyclopedia: Veto, Ohio