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Commish's Court: The villainous veto

Updated: October 22, 2007, 6:23 PM ET
By A.J. Mass | ESPN.com

Class, today we're going to have a little lesson in etymology and, specifically, the origin of the word "veto." Anyone know where it comes from? Well, it's Latin, and it means, "I forbid." It is from the world of politics and legislation, and it is used to signify that one party has the right to unilaterally stop a certain rule or law from being enacted. In other words, a veto gives you power to stop changes, but not to make them. In other words, if you live in Beaumont, Texas, and you love to ...

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