Definitions

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  • adj. Expressing a wish that something will not happen, as in "May we never experience such hardship".
  • n. An element of language expressing a wish that something will not happen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of or pertaining to a veto; that forbids or prohibits.

Etymologies

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veto and -ive.

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  • Having the power to forbid or veto.

    November 3, 2007