Qualified negative

(Legislation) a limited veto power, by which the chief executive in a constitutional government may refuse assent to bills passed by the legislative body, which bills therefore fail to become laws unless upon a reconsideration the legislature again passes them by a certain majority specified in the constitution, when they become laws without the approval of the executive.
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See also: Qualified

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As can be seen from Table 2, respondents were basically positive toward business in general, with only about one-fourth rated as qualified negative or negative.
Those categorized as qualified negative expressed more negative than positive attitudes, and the same types of reservations were expressed.
and giving a firm but carefully qualified negative answer, offers an interesting critique of the more anthropomorphic assumptions which appear to underlie some of the other more precise discussions of theistic concepts.
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