liberum veto

noun
li·​be·​rum veto | \ˈlibərəm-\

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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History and Etymology for liberum veto

Latin liberum (neuter of liber free) + English veto

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