pocket veto

Definition of "pocket veto"
  1. A type of veto that happens indirectly when the person in executive authority chooses not to sign a piece of legislation, and the discontinuation of the legislature hinders its automatic implementation, typically after a period of ten days has passed
How to use "pocket veto" in a sentence
  1. The governor used a pocket veto to indirectly stop the passage of a controversial bill.
  2. By refraining from signing the legislation within the given time frame, a pocket veto was effectively exercised.
  3. Due to the adjournment of the legislature, the executive's non-action resulted in a pocket veto.

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