a resolution adopted by both branches of a bicameral legislative assembly and requiring the signature of the chief executive to become law.
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How to use joint resolution in a sentence
In March, Congress passed a joint resolution condemning Kony.Creator of Kony 2012, Jason Russell, is Out of Treatment and Talking to Oprah | Winston Ross | October 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The reading of the formal part of the joint resolution is called for.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention | Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Eight days later Congress passed a joint resolution declaring war.The Hero of Manila | Rossiter Johnson
They therefore report a joint resolution, releasing said petitioner from paying anything for the quarter last mentioned.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two | Abraham Lincoln
The result was that Wilson's joint resolution was debated at great length, but did not pass.The Life of Lyman Trumbull | Horace White
On July 23, the two houses adopted a preamble and joint resolution admitting Tennessee to her former relations to the Union.The Life of Lyman Trumbull | Horace White
British Dictionary definitions for joint resolution
US a resolution passed by both houses of a bicameral legislature, signed by the chief executive and legally binding
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Cultural definitions for joint resolution
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