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VETO Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. I forbid. Tlie veto-power Is a power vested in the executive officer of some governments to declare bis refusal to assent to any bill or measure wbich has been passed by the legislature. It is either absolute or qualified, according as the effect of its exercise is either to destroy the bill finally, or to prevent its becoming law unless again passed by a stated proportion of votes or with other formalities. Or the veto may be merely suspensive. See People v. Board of Councilmen (Super. Buff.) 20 N. Y. Supp. 51.


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