|Origin:||'I refuse to allow', from vetare 'to forbid'|
Related topics: Politics
veto2 plural vetoes [uncountable and countable]
a refusal to give official permission for something, or the right to refuse to give such permission
de Gaulle's veto on the British application to join the EEC
Washington's veto of Seoul's nuclear ambitions
The Senate had a sufficient majority to override the presidential veto (=not accept his refusal).