liberum veto

noun li·be·rum veto \ˈlibərəm-\

Definition of liberum veto

  1. :  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


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