liberum veto

noun

li·​be·​rum veto
ˈlibərəm-
: 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

Etymology

Latin liberum (neuter of liber free) + English veto

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“Liberum veto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liberum%20veto. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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