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pocket veto definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it

Merriam Webster's

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pocket veto 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 within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.'' Also, an analogous retention of a bill by a State governor.




 


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