Definition of 'veto'
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All three measures have been vetoed by Britain over the past five years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government will not veto a treaty change. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They can also veto the appointment of a new editor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Conservatives are very excited by the exercise of the veto. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His unreconstructed comrades will sense that they can veto any measure with which they feel uncomfortable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The family kept to itself the right to approve or veto plans for the chapel. Christianity Today (2000)The veto would also apply to countries with poor human rights. The Sun (2015)The other countries will know that until a deal which suits us is reached we still retain a veto over their plans. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The victorious Government does not seem minded to continue this right of veto by the minority. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She has the power of veto, though. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But he must now make good his promise to veto any deal bad for Britain. The Sun (2012)He wanted a 42 million pay package and a veto over the new chairman. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He cheerfully approved the resumption of gold payments in 1879 and vetoed bills to expand the currency. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Any attempt to beef up the government 's veto powers will anger campaigners. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I have the right to veto casting. The Sun (2012)A panel of councillors can scrutinise appointments but has no power of veto. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has the right to veto proposed pay deals and can force a lender to reduce the amount of cash it pays financiers in bonuses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Most change has involved allowing committees and MPs more chance to express an opinion but not to exercise a veto. Times, Sunday Times (2009)MPs will be able to veto some presidential appointments, control half their agenda and vote on military interventions lasting more than four months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I do hope the government does not allow Scottish politicians to have a veto over the measure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The anachronism whereby the Lords cannot veto financial Bills should be corrected. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'veto'
British English: veto /ˈviːtəʊ/ NOUN
If someone in authority puts a veto on something, they forbid it, or stop it being put into action.
The veto was a calculated political risk.
- American English: veto
- Arabic: حَقُّ النَّقْص
- Brazilian Portuguese: veto
- Chinese: 否决
- Croatian: veto
- Czech: veto
- Danish: veto
- Dutch: veto
- European Spanish: veto
- Finnish: veto-oikeus
- French: veto
- German: Veto
- Greek: βέτο
- Italian: veto
- Japanese: 拒否権
- Korean: 거부권
- Norwegian: veto
- Polish: weto
- European Portuguese: veto
- Romanian: veto
- Russian: вето
- Latin American Spanish: veto
- Swedish: veto
- Thai: อำนาจในการยับยั้ง
- Turkish: veto
- Ukrainian: вето
- Vietnamese: quyền phủ quyết
British English: veto VERB
If someone in authority vetoes something, they forbid it, or stop it being put into action.
The representative vetoed the country's application to join the organisation.
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