line-item veto

Definition of "line-item veto"
  1. The power granted to an executive authority to reject individual provisions within a bill regarding budget allocations
How to use "line-item veto" in a sentence
  1. The president used the line-item veto to block certain expenditures in the budget.
  2. The governor was unable to make use of the line-item veto due to constitutional limitations.
  3. Because of the line-item veto, unnecessary spending was eliminated from the budget bill.

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