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line of succession
the order or seguence in shich executive officers become governor
financial
having to do with the management ans use of money
commander-in-chief
the supreme comander of all armed forces
compromise
a way to settle differences between groups in which each group gives up some of its claims and agrees to the demeands of others
hearing
a formal session for listening to testimony, to give evidence
pardon
to release a person form punishment or disfavor
specail interest groups
organized groups of citizens that share a common concern over specific issues
majority
more than half of the total
reduction veto
a veto that changes the appropriation of money being spent
amenditory veto
a veto suggesting a charge or addition to a bill
commutation
the act of lessing or making something less severe, as a death penaltyor prison sentence
oringinal jurisdiction
the first court to have authority to hear a case
judicial
the part of the government that carries out justice and explains the laws
retention
to continue
incorporated
to form into a legal goeverning body
veto
the right of a governor to reject a bill
conference committee
a special group of law makers organized to work out differences when the hosue and senate pass different forms of the same bill
amend
to change or add to a motion, law or constitution
appropriation bill
a bill which requires money to be set aside for a specific purpose
revision
a change or modification
override
to declair null and vold, set aside
eligible
qualiflied for a group, position, or privilege
lobbyists
organized groups that seek to influence legislators
reprieve
postponement of a punishment
appeal
to have a case reviewed by a higher court
amendatory veto
a veto which a change or addition to a bill
amendment
a change in a bill or law
appoint
to select for an office, position, or duty
resdtricted
kept within certain limits
vacancy
a position or office that is unfilled or unoccupied
bill
a proposed law