Translation of pocket veto in Spanish:

pocket veto

noun

  • 1

    Politics
    • The pocket veto is absolute and it kills off a bill.
    • The pocket veto, not subject to override, is used when congressional adjournment prevents a bill's return.
    • The use of the pocket veto does extend the president's authority at a domestic level.
    • Lincoln defeated the bill by a pocket veto, meaning he kept the bill unsigned for ten days, whereafter the bill became invalid.

    veto que indirectamente aplica el presidente al no firmar un proyecto dentro de los diez días establecidos

  • 2

    (delaying maneuver)
    maniobra dilatoria feminine