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Synonyms for veto

Synonyms for veto

to prevent or forbid authoritatively

Synonyms for veto

a vote that blocks a decision

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)

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Even though the Pocket Veto Case (1929) upheld an intersession pocket veto, it also made clear that the pocket veto was predicated on two conditions: adjournment of Congress and prevention of bill return.
The 272-member single chamber can overturn the veto with a two-thirds majority, or 182 votes.
However, its Senate counterparts became hopelessly stalled, in part because of a lack of equal fervor in the Senate, and in part because of the threat of a presidential veto.
Religious leaders representing the Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Jewish, United Church of Christ, Unitarian-Universalist, and humanist traditions expressed support for Clinton's veto and urged Congress not to overturn it.
They can agree to many or all of the changes he demands in legislation, or they can let him use his veto and hope Americans will blame him more than them.
But to overcome a presidential veto, an absolute majority of at least 121 MPs is needed.
Of course, members in the veto pivot may make up a majority of those who switch their votes in some individual cases.
If Obama can keep his veto count at two, he'll join distinguished company: George Washington had the same number.
President Plevneliev has motivated his veto by what he has called the lack of transparency and the excessive amount of discretionary spending in the revision.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, Britain, France, Russia and China - have the power to veto.
Our proposals (on balancing the veto power) have been made in full knowledge of an unfortunate reality that any proposal to abolish or severely restrict the veto is itself likely to be vetoed," Pakistani Envoy to UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon told a closed-door session of the UN General Assembly on reforming and expanding the 15-member council aimed at making it more representative and more effective.
Our proposals (on balancing the veto power) have been made in full knowledge of an unfortunate reality that any proposal to abolish or severely restrict veto is itself likely to be vetoed," Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon told a closed-door session of the General Assembly on reforming and expanding the 15-member council aimed at making it more representative and more effective.
Chief of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council's bloc within the United Iraqi Alliance MP Jalal al-Sagheir pointed out "We are waiting for the official reply from the Vice-President Tariq al-Hashimi over his veto on the elections law.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi parliament will meet on Saturday to debate the Federal Constitutional Court decision regarding Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi's veto against article 1 of the law on elections that has to do with quota of seats for expatriate Iraqis.