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veto (ˈviːtəʊ)
n , pl -toes
1.  the power to prevent legislation or action proposed by others; prohibition: the presidential veto
2.  the exercise of this power
3.  (US) government Also called: veto message a document containing the reasons why a chief executive has vetoed a measure
vb , -toes, -toes, -toing, -toed
4.  to refuse consent to (a proposal, esp a government bill)
5.  to prohibit, ban, or forbid: her parents vetoed her trip
[C17: from Latin: I forbid, from vetāre to forbid]

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