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veto

noun [C]     /ˈviːtəʊ/ (plural vetoes) GOVERNMENT, POLITICS
an official power or right to refuse to accept or allow something even if most of the other people or organizations involved approve of it: have/use/threaten a veto The British government could use its veto to block the proposal. A two-thirds majority of the Senate would be needed to override the governor's veto of the bill. The permanent members of the Security Council all have veto powers. presidential veto the power/right of veto
(Definition of veto noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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