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pocket veto

noun

Definitions of pocket veto

  • a type of veto (=the rejection of a proposed law by one person or institution) where the President, state governor, or other person required to sign a bill does not sign the bill until it is too late for it to be dealt with by the legislative authority (eg the US Congress)

    "As US President, he wielded the power of direct veto on 29 occasions and had 15 pocket vetoes."

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