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English

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Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
veto

Plural
es

veto (es)
  1. A political right to disapprove of and thereby stop the process of a decision, a law, etc.
  2. An invocation of that right.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to veto

Third person singular
veto

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to veto (third-person singular simple present veto, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To use a veto against.

Translations


Croatian

Noun

veto m. sg.

  1. veto

Czech

Noun

veto n.

  1. veto

Danish

Noun

veto

  1. veto

Dutch

Noun

veto

  1. veto

Finnish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ve‧to
  • IPA: [ˈveto]

Noun

veto (stem ve-*)

  1. the act of pulling, pull.
  2. draught/draft of air.
  3. stroke of hand, oar etc.
  4. bet (eg. in gambling).

Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fi:Template:lang:la derivations]] veto ( = first-person singular active indicative present of vetare), "I forbid".

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈveːtːo]

Noun

veto (stem veto-*)

  1. veto.

French

Noun

veto m. (plural: vetos)

  1. veto
  2. vet (veterinarian)
    Nous avons dû emmener le chien chez le veto - We had to take the dog to the vet's

Latin

Verb

present active vetō, present infinitive vetāre, perfect active vetuī, supine vetitum.
  1. I forbid, oppose, veto.

Inflection

Interjection

vetō!

  1. I forbid it! I protest!

Usage notes

Used in the Senate by tribunes to oppose objectionable measures.


Norwegian

Noun

veto n. (definite singular vetoet; indefinite plural veto; definite plural vetoa/vetoene)

  1. veto

Spanish

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] veto.

Noun

veto m. (plural vetos)

Singular
veto m.

Plural
vetos m.

  1. veto

Swedish

Noun

veto

  1. Veto.

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