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"pocket veto" in British English

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pocket vetonoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   US
a way that a ​government can ​stop a ​law from being ​introduced by ​deliberatelyfailing to ​sign it before the ​governmentfinishesitsbusiness for the ​year
(Definition of pocket veto from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​finisheditswork
(Definition of pocket veto from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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