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Absolute veto

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Absolute veto a veto without restriction
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vetāre, to forbid.

Usage

In literature:

They had the Governor, with an absolute veto over the acts of the Mormon legislature.
"Under the Prophet in Utah" by Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
The framers of the Constitution intended that the veto power should be a check, though not an absolute one, upon hasty or unwise legislation.
"Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition" by J.A. James
The Mayor, who was nominated by the Government, had the right of absolute veto.
"Boer Politics" by Yves Guyot
In such cases the first order possessed the right of voting separately, and seemed to possess an absolute veto.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
Upon all such proposals the veto of the Emperor, however, was absolute.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Anthony vetoed absolutely the idea of a marriage before Justin's fate should be finally decided.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
The Ottoman Empire may be described as an irregular democracy, whose acts are all subject to the veto of an absolute autocrat.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
We have a crusade against slang at Chessington, and 'ripper' is one of the words absolutely vetoed.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
He has an absolute veto on the acts of the legislature.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
They were prepared to accept his two Houses and his absolute veto.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
He was also, as were a few others, in favor of an absolute executive veto on acts of the Legislature.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
They have only an absolute veto upon their being taken by the government.
"An Essay on the Trial by Jury" by Lysander Spooner
The chief contributor to his campaign fund was to be a corporation which wanted the governor's veto to a bill infringing their absolutism.
"The Dual Alliance" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
The Governor's veto over legislation, though absolute, was not frequently used.
"Give Me Liberty" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The stage he absolutely vetoed.
"Why Joan?" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
On Pitt alone was the veto still absolute.
"Lord Chatham" by Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
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In news:

Each of these members have absolute veto power, so unless all five agree.nothing can really be done.
What the Founding Fathers created was, in fact, two vetoes, one qualified and the other absolute.
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