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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A single item, especially of a legislative appropriations bill: Most governors have the power to veto line items of the proposed state budget.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An item appearing on a single line in any schedule of information.
  • n. An item of revenue or expenditure in a budget or other financial statement or report.
  • n. A budget appropriation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an item in an appropriation bill

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