Translation of veto in Spanish:


veto, n.

Pronunciation /ˈviːtəʊ//ˈvidoʊ/

nounPlural vetoes

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    (power to ban)
    veto masculine
    the right of veto el derecho de / al veto
    • to have a veto tener derecho de veto
    • to use / exercise one's veto ejercer el veto
    • to invoke a veto acogerse al / invocar el derecho de / al veto
    • If accepted, DUP proposals would subject ministerial decisions to a veto by no more than thirty Assembly members, a situation not followed elsewhere.
    • In 1983, the Supreme Court stunned Congress by declaring that the legislative veto was an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers.
    • I can't recall a stupider proposal than a bill that was recently introduced to give Congress a veto power over Supreme Court decisions.
    • It had its own assembly and militia, the power of veto over federal decisions and control of education and other public services.
    • Mandela called on world leaders, especially those with vetoes in the UN Security Council, to oppose him.
    • Unfortunately, President Carter's battles with Congress over legislative vetoes alienated many members.
    • I submit that part of the reason for that has been the ongoing existence of the veto in the Security Council.
    • In some circumstances it has a veto on legislation.
    • From this perspective, the U.S. Senate has a veto over treaties negotiated by the executive, and constitutional courts have a veto over legislation.
    • The council has some powers, but the US proconsul, Paul Bremer, has a veto over its decisions.
    • Three members of the Security Council with veto powers - China, France and Russia - have all expressed opposition to the proposed resolution.
    • Britain also sought Swedish support at the recent Nice summit in defence of its national vetoes on tax and welfare policies.
    • He will retain an effective veto over all government decisions through the establishment of a National Security Council, over which he will preside.
    • When it comes to conflicts of interest among states holding veto power, the Security Council is incapacitated.
    • At a time of constitutional reform, the provision giving the Prime Minister a veto of high-level appointments obviously cries out for change.
    • Unless something changes, he will be the first full-term president in 175 years not to have exercised his Constitutional veto power.
    • Clearly the present set-up gives the five major powers on the Security Council a veto on any decisions taken by UN member states.
    • Governments can also refer decisions they oppose to the European Council, where again they can apply the veto; and they can opt out of decisions when they wish to do so.
    • In all countries but one, more people favour than oppose the idea of giving the UN Security Council the power to override the veto of a permanent member.
    • From his words, other popular commentary at the time, and the actions of the earliest presidents, an image of the veto emerged as a constitutional tool intended for rare use.
  • 2

    veto masculine
    prohibición feminine
    to put a veto on sth vetar algo
    • Few people want children - or, for that matter, anyone else - to have veto power over the decisions that parents make.
    • Now we don't have to really divide or to make vetoes on people.
    • The Cardinal had tried to impose an immediate veto on all contacts with the media.
  • 3also veto message

    (in US)
    exposición de las razones por las que se ha ejercido el derecho de veto

transitive verbvetoes, vetoing, vetoed

  • 1

    (measure/proposal/bill) vetar
    his wife has vetoed smoking in the kitchen su mujer ha prohibido que se fume en la cocina
    • The great powers (the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France) are the only permanent members with the authority to veto decisions.
    • This exercise led him to conclude that, with few exceptions, the six presidents differed little in their publicly stated motives for vetoing legislation.
    • Although they tried to put a brave face on it, it means they are now outnumbered by the Independents and Labour, who could combine to veto their proposals.
    • The president had an opportunity to exercise fiscal discipline by vetoing a farm bill that many people, including myself, felt was excessive.
    • I think the court has got to have the ultimate say in it and can veto the decision of the committee if it thinks it goes out of the bounds of normal sentencing practice.
    • Unfortunately, the plan was vetoed by the British government.
    • Most important was that local authorities were unable to veto proposals for alternative public schools.
    • When two weeks later Churchill urged Eisenhower to speed his advance into Czechoslovakia in order to occupy Prague, Marshall vetoed the proposal.
    • Under the terms of the Luxembourg Compromise, governments would retain their right to veto proposals where they deemed a vital national interest to be at stake.
    • American advisers are at the elbows of each minister, and the Americans can veto any policy with which they disagree.
    • But, unlike most governors who enjoy the right to veto individual articles of a bill passed by their state councils, a president can only veto a bill as a whole.
    • The president can veto a bill from Congress but an overuse of this will devalue not only his position but also that of the political structure in America.
    • In fact, if a proposal is vetoed by the UN, it does not go ahead.
    • Neither the executive or legislative branch can change or veto a Fed decision.
    • They could and would undoubtedly veto any proposal to construct an airport at Thatch Valley.
    • Lawmakers also vetoed an administration proposal to eliminate the referendum supervisory committee that is stipulated in the law.
    • Opponents of one-island-one-city are urging the federal cabinet to veto Bill 170 by exercising the little-used disallowance clause.
    • Similar legislation was vetoed several times by President Clinton.
    • It follows a decision last September by the council to veto plans for a large Tesco store at 224 Garratt Lane.
    • Discounting the human element of the Medical Decision Making Act of 2005, Mr. Ehrlich cited the ‘mechanics of expediting health care decisions’ in vetoing the bill.