Definition of line-item veto in English:
noun(also item veto)
The power of a president, governor, or other elected executive to reject individual provisions of a bill.
- The Governor has line-item veto over the bill, but it is uncertain what her status may be, as she reportedly is in line for a Cabinet position in the administration.
- In fiscal matters, for example, many state governments, unlike the federal government, require a balanced budget and allow the governor a line-item veto.
- One of the least happy days in my life was telling the President that he could not exercise an inherent line-item veto because it wasn't implicit in the Constitution.
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