pocket veto


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pocket veto

n.
1. The indirect veto of a bill received by the President within ten days of the adjournment of Congress, effected by retaining the bill unsigned until Congress adjourns.
2. A similar action exercised by a state governor or other chief executive.

pock′et-ve′to v.

pocket veto

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the action of the President in retaining unsigned a bill passed by Congress within the last ten days of a session and thus causing it to die
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any similar action by a state governor or other chief executive

pock′et ve`to


n.
1. an automatic veto of a bill, occurring when Congress adjourns within the ten-day period allowed for presidential action on the bill and the president has retained it unsigned.
2. a similar action on the part of any legislative executive.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pocket veto - indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it
veto - a vote that blocks a decision
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