Presidential Veto Law and Legal Definition

Presidential veto is the power conferred on the president of the U.S. to reject a bill which is approved by the legislative body. Although, the constitution does no specifically states as to what presidential veto is,every bill in the congress needs to be presented before the president for approval. The president has the power to disapprove the bill and the disapproval shown by the president is called the presidential veto.

Article I, Section 7, of the U.S. Constitution states that "every bill" and "every order, resolution or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and the House of Representatives may be necessary" must be presented to the president for approval. If the president disapproves of the legislation and declines to sign the bill, he issues a veto, returning the bill unsigned to Congress.