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veto

Pronunciation: /ˈviːtəʊ/

Translation of veto in Spanish:

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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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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