line-item veto
noun Date: 1979 the power of a government executive to veto specific items in an appropriations bill without vetoing the bill altogether

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  • line–item veto — n: an executive veto of a specific item in an appropriations bill Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • line-item veto — [līn′īt΄əm] n. executive power to reject a section of a bill, esp. one containing specific appropriations, without vetoing the whole bill …   English World dictionary

  • Line-item veto — In government, the line item veto is the power of an executive to nullify or cancel specific provisions of a bill, usually budget appropriations, without vetoing the entire legislative package. The line item vetoes are usually subject to the… …   Wikipedia

  • line-item veto — noun the power of an executive in government to nullify or cancel specific provisions of a bill, usually budget appropriations (without vetoing the entire legislative package). Im sorry the speaker isnt here, hes up on the hill on last minute… …   Wiktionary

  • line-item veto — line′ i tem ve′to n. gov 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 …   From formal English to slang

  • line-item veto — /ˈlaɪn aɪtəm ˌvitoʊ/ (say luyn uytuhm .veetoh) noun US the power of a state governor to veto a particular spending item in a state budget without vetoing the entire budget bill …   Australian English dictionary

  • line-item veto — /luyn uy teuhm/ the power of the executive to veto particular items of a bill without having to veto the entire bill. * * * …   Universalium

  • line item veto — power of the President or Governor to veto individual parts of a bill without vetoing the entire bill (U.S. Politics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • line-item veto — noun : the power of a government executive to veto specific items in an appropriations bill without vetoing the bill altogether * * * noun [singular] US : a power that allows a president, governor, etc., to officially reject specific parts of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Line Item Veto Act of 1996 — The Line Item Veto Act of 1996 enacted a line item veto for the Federal Government of the United States, but its effect was brief due to judicial review.Public Law (P.L.) 104 130 [ [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi bin/bdquery/z?d104:SN00004: Search… …   Wikipedia

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