pocket veto
noun Date: 1842 an indirect veto of a legislative bill by an executive through retention of the bill unsigned until after adjournment of the legislature • pocket veto transitive verb

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  • pocket veto — pock·et veto n: a veto of legislation that occurs indirectly when an executive refrains from signing the legislation and the adjournment of the legislature prevents its automatic enactment (as upon expiration of ten days) Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • Pocket veto — The retention by the President of the United States of a bill unsigned so that it does not become a law, in virtue of the following constitutional provision ( Const. Art. I., sec. 7, cl. 2): If any bill shall not be returned by the President… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pocket veto — ☆ pocket veto n. 1. the indirect veto by the President of the U.S. of a bill presented to him by Congress within ten days of its adjournment, by failing to sign and return the bill before Congress adjourns 2. any action similar to this in… …   English World dictionary

  • pocket veto — n a method used by the US President to stop a ↑bill (=proposal for a new law) . The President keeps the proposal without signing it until Congress is not working any more …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pocket veto — A pocket veto is a legislative maneuver in American federal lawmaking that allows the President to indirectly veto a bill. The U.S. Constitution requires the President to sign or veto any legislation placed on his desk within ten days (not… …   Wikipedia

  • pocket veto — noun indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it • Hypernyms: ↑veto * * * noun, pl ⋯ toes [count] US : a method that the President can use to prevent a bill from becoming a law by not signing the bill before the session of Congress ends * …   Useful english dictionary

  • pocket-veto — /pok it vee toh/, v.t., pocket vetoed, pocket vetoing. to veto (a bill) by exercising a pocket veto. * * * …   Universalium

  • pocket veto — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pocket veto : singular pocket veto plural pocket vetos a method that the US President can use to stop a bill from becoming law, in which they keep the bill without signing it until it is too late to sign it …   English dictionary

  • pocket-veto — /pok it vee toh/, v.t., pocket vetoed, pocket vetoing. to veto (a bill) by exercising a pocket veto …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pocket-Veto — Der Begriff Pocket Veto beschreibt ein legislatives Manöver in der Gesetzgebung der Vereinigten Staaten, bei dem der Präsident ein Veto gegen ein Gesetz einlegen kann, ohne dass dieses vom Kongress überstimmt werden kann. Die Verfassung der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pocket veto — Der Begriff Pocket Veto beschreibt ein legislatives Manöver in der Gesetzgebung der Vereinigten Staaten, bei dem der Präsident ein Veto gegen ein Gesetz einlegen kann, ohne dass dieses vom Kongress überstimmt werden kann. Die Verfassung der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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