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vetitive (VET-i-tiv) adjective
1. Relating to a veto.
2. Having the power to forbid.
[From Latin vetare (to forbid).]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"The only case in which our executives have a real vetitive power, is the case of pardon, and most unfortunately it is used in an alarming degree, against the supremacy of the law and the stability of the right -- both essential to civil liberty." Francis Lieber; On Civil Liberty and Self-government; 1853.
The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions. -Robert Brault, software developer, writer (1938- )
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