pocket veto: Meaning and Definition of
- a veto of a bill brought about by the president's failure to sign it within ten days of the adjournment of Congress.
- a similar action on the part of any legislative executive.
Pronunciation: (pok'it-vē"tō), [key]
— -ve•toed, -ve•to•ing.
- to veto (a bill) by exercising a pocket veto.