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line-i·tem veto

(līn′ī′təm)
n.
The power of a government executive, usually a governor, to veto some parts of a bill passed by the legislature while signing other portions into law. Also called item veto.
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line′-i`tem ve′to


n.
the power, as of a state governor, to veto particular items of a bill without having to veto the entire bill.
Also called item veto.
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President Rodrigo Duterte's line item veto in the 2019 national budget was based on legal and constitutional grounds and not because he 'sided' with the Senate.
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* Line-item decision authority for the president that could be overridden by a mere majority of Congress, which would be different from the unconstitutional line item veto.