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Definition of veto noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. vetoes)
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] the right to refuse to allow something to be done, especially the right to stop a law from being passed or a decision from being made The governor used his veto to block the proposal. to have the power/right of veto the use of the presidential veto
  2. 2[countable] veto (on something/on doing something) an occasion when someone refuses to allow something to be done synonym ban For months there was a veto on hiring new staff. see also line-item veto
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