Meaning of pocket veto

pock'et ve"to

Pronunciation: [key]
  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.

pock•et-ve•to

Pronunciation: (pok'it-vē"tō), [key]
— -ve•toed, -ve•to•ing.
  1. to veto (a bill) by exercising a pocket veto.
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