|1.||[ noun ] (politics) a vote that blocks a decision|
|Related terms:||vote pocket_veto forbid|
|2.||[ verb ] (politics) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent|
"The President vetoed the bill"
|Related terms:||oppose kill vote|
|3.||[ verb ] command against|
|Synonyms:||forbid prohibit proscribe disallow interdict|
"I forbid you to call me late at night" "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"
|Related terms:||permit permit command bar enjoin outlaw ban interdiction banishment interdict ban forbiddance|
|4.||[ noun ] the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act esp the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature|