from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Authority, as of a government executive, to reject provisions of a bill individually. Also called item veto.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the power of an executive in government to nullify or cancel specific provisions of a bill, usually budget appropriations, without vetoing the entire legislative package.
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