line–item veto

noun

Definition of line–item veto

  1. :  the power of a government executive to veto specific items in an appropriations bill without vetoing the bill altogether

First Known Use of line–item veto

1979


LINE–ITEM VETO Defined for English Language Learners

line-item veto

noun

Definition of line–item veto for English Language Learners

  • : a power that allows a president, governor, etc., to officially reject specific parts of a proposed bill without rejecting the entire bill


Law Dictionary

line–item veto

noun

Legal Definition of line–item veto

  1. :  an executive veto of a specific item in an appropriations bill


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