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veto

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈviː.təʊ/ us    /-t̬oʊ/ (plural vetoes)
an official power or right to refuse to accept or allow something: The Ministry of Defence has the power of veto over all British arms exports. In theory the British government could use its veto to block this proposal. The Senate voted to override the president's veto of the proposed measures.mainly UK Mum has put a veto on our watching television for more than two hours an evening.

veto

verb [T] uk   /ˈviː.təʊ/ us    /-t̬oʊ/
to refuse to allow something: In 1961, President De Gaulle vetoed Britain's entry into the Common Market. [+ -ing verb] My boss vetoed my taking any more time off this year.
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