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pocket veto

Translation of pocket veto in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (in US) 1.1 [Politics/Política][ veto que indirectamente aplica el presidente al no firmar un proyecto dentro de los diez días establecidos ]
    Example sentences
    • The use of the pocket veto does extend the president's authority at a domestic level.
    • Lincoln defeated the bill by a pocket veto, meaning he kept the bill unsigned for ten days, whereafter the bill became invalid.
    • The pocket veto is absolute and it kills off a bill.
    1.2 (delaying maneuver) maniobra (feminine) dilatoria

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