pocket veto


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pocket veto indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged 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 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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In literature:

Pocket veto, Randolph on, as impeachable offense, =3=, 213.
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge

In news:

Bentley to pocket veto Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II.
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