liberum veto


li·​be·​rum veto
: a veto exercised by a single member (as of a legislative body) under rules requiring unanimous consent
the anarchic potentialities of the liberum vetoC. J. Friedrich

Word History


Latin liberum (neuter of liber free) + English veto

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“Liberum veto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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