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English definition of “veto”


noun [C or U]     /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 .Forbidding and banning thingsRefusing and rejecting
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