Simple Definition of line–item veto
: a power that allows a president, governor, etc., to officially reject specific parts of a proposed bill without rejecting the entire bill
Full Definition of line–item veto
: the power of a government executive to veto specific items in an appropriations bill without vetoing the bill altogether
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