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"pocket veto" in British English

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pocket vetonoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌpɒk.ɪt ˈviː.təʊ/ us /ˌpɑː.kɪt ˈviː.t̬oʊ/ US

a way that a government can stop a law from being introduced by deliberately failing to sign it before the government finishes its business for the year

(Definition of “pocket veto” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pocket veto" in American English

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pocket vetonoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɑk·ɪt ˌvi·toʊ/

social studies an indirect veto (= refusal) of a new law by leaving it unsigned until the legislature has finished its work

(Definition of “pocket veto” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)