Translation of veto in Spanish:

veto

Pronunciation: /ˈviːtəʊ/

noun/nombre (plural vetoes)

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (power to ban) veto (masculine) the right of veto el derecho de or al veto to have a veto tener* derecho de veto to use o exercise one's veto ejercer* el veto to invoke a veto acogerse* al or invocar* el derecho de or al veto
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    • From this perspective, the U.S. Senate has a veto over treaties negotiated by the executive, and constitutional courts have a veto over legislation.
    • Clearly the present set-up gives the five major powers on the Security Council a veto on any decisions taken by UN member states.
    • It had its own assembly and militia, the power of veto over federal decisions and control of education and other public services.
    1.2 countable/numerable (ban) veto (masculine), prohibición (feminine) to put a veto on sth vetar algo
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    • Few people want children - or, for that matter, anyone else - to have veto power over the decisions that parents make.
    • Now we don't have to really divide or to make vetoes on people.
    • The Cardinal had tried to impose an immediate veto on all contacts with the media.
    1.3 countable/numerable veto (message) (in US)[ exposición de las razones por las que se ha ejercido el derecho de veto ]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (vetoes, vetoing, vetoed)

  • [bill/measure/proposal] vetar his wife has vetoed smoking in the kitchen su mujer ha prohibido que se fume en la cocina

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.