- n. 否决权
- vt. 否决；禁止
- vi. 否决；禁止
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- veto:  Latin vetō meant ‘I forbid’ (it was the first person present singular of vetāre ‘forbid’, a verb of uncertain origin which may be related to Welsh gwadu ‘deny’). It was used in the Roman senate by tribunes of the people as a formula for objecting to proposals, and it was originally introduced into English as part of the terminology of parliamentary procedure.
- veto (n.)
- 1620s, from Latin veto, literally "I forbid," first person singular present indicative of vetare "forbid, prohibit, oppose, hinder," of unknown origin. In ancient Rome, the "technical term for protest interposed by a tribune of the people against any measure of the Senate or of the magistrates" [Lewis].
- veto (v.)
- 1706, from veto (n.). Related: Vetoed; vetoing.
- 1. The veto has been a traditional instrument of diplomacy for centuries.
- 2. An override of the veto appears unlikely.
- 3. The veto was a calculated political risk.
- 4. The British government used its veto to block the proposal.
- 5. Father put a veto upon our staying out late.
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