Translation of pocket veto in Spanish:

pocket veto


  • 1

    (in US)
    veto que indirectamente aplica el presidente al no firmar un proyecto dentro de los diez días establecidos
    • Lincoln defeated the bill by a pocket veto, meaning he kept the bill unsigned for ten days, whereafter the bill became invalid.
    • The use of the pocket veto does extend the president's authority at a domestic level.
    • 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.
  • 2

    (in US, delaying maneuver)
    maniobra dilatoria feminine