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negative to deny approval to; negate; veto. [1/14 definitions]
pocket veto in the United States, the indirect veto that occurs when the President refuses to sign a bill within ten days of the adjournment of Congress.
Tenure of Office Act a law forbidding the U.S. President to remove a federal officeholder from office without the approval of the Senate. The act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1867, overriding the veto of President Andrew Johnson.