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joint resolution

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noun
  1. 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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Origin of joint resolution

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Historical Examples

  • In March, 1845, as soon as congress passed the joint-resolution, Gen. Almonté demanded his passports and departed.

    History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1

    Brantz Mayer


British Dictionary definitions for joint resolution

joint resolution

noun
  1. US a resolution passed by both houses of a bicameral legislature, signed by the chief executive and legally binding
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joint resolution in Culture

joint resolution

A measure approved by both houses of the United States Congress and signed by the president. Similar to an act of Congress, the joint resolution is used to approve or initiate foreign policy actions, to grant a single appropriations proposal, and to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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