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pocket veto

noun

Simple Definition of pocket veto

  • : a method that the President can use to prevent a bill from becoming a law by not signing the bill before the session of Congress ends

Full Definition of pocket veto

  1. :  an indirect veto of a legislative bill by an executive through retention of the bill unsigned until after adjournment of the legislature

pocket veto transitive verb

1842

First Known Use of pocket veto

1842

Rhymes with pocket veto


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