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line–item veto

noun

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of line–item veto

  1. :  the power of a government executive to veto specific items in an appropriations bill without vetoing the bill altogether

1979

First Known Use of line–item veto

1979


Law Dictionary

line–item veto

noun

Legal Definition of line–item veto

  1. :  an executive veto of a specific item in an appropriations bill




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