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pock'et ve"to

1. a veto of a bill brought about by the president's failure to sign it within ten days of the adjournment of Congress.
2. a similar action on the part of any legislative executive.


Pronunciation: (pok'it-vē"tō), [key]
v.t., -ve•toed, -ve•to•ing.
to veto (a bill) by exercising a pocket veto.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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