- a resolution adopted by both branches of a bicameral legislative assembly and requiring the signature of the chief executive to become law.
Origin of joint resolution
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for joint resolution
In March, 1845, as soon as congress passed the joint-resolution, Gen. Almonté demanded his passports and departed.
- US a resolution passed by both houses of a bicameral legislature, signed by the chief executive and legally binding
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