Definition of liberum veto
: a veto exercised by a single member (as of a legislative body) under rules requiring unanimous consent the anarchic potentialities of the liberum veto — C. J. Friedrich
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Origin and Etymology of liberum veto
Latin liberum (neuter of liber free) + English veto — more at liberal
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