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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
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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
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