Qualified negative

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Qualified negative (Legislation) a limited veto power, by which the chief executive in a constitutional government may refuse assent to bills passed by the legislative body, which bills therefore fail to become laws unless upon a reconsideration the legislature again passes them by a certain majority specified in the constitution, when they become laws without the approval of the executive.
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Usage

In literature:

He qualified these two negatives, as if he were not absolutely in either service, but was almost in both.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
Still, the negatives do not qualify one for eumoiriety.
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
It strikes from the Constitution the qualified negative of the President.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
I think they will determine to give such a negative, either absolute or qualified.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
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In news:

After six months of negative cash flows, non- qualified annuities turned positive in the third quarter.
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In science:

Such entanglement qualifying criteria are typically related with certain observables (Hermitian operators) ˆW for which the expectation value Tr(ρ ˆW ) is nonnegative for all separable states ρ, whereas it may take on negative values for some inseparable states ρ.
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
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