joint resolution
noun Date: 1838 a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that has the force of law when signed by or passed over the veto of the executive

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  • Joint resolution — Joint Joint (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joint resolution — n: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that has the force of law when signed by or passed over the veto of the executive compare concurrent resolution Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Joint resolution — Resolution Res o*lu tion ( l? sh?n), n. [F. r[ e]solution. L. resolutio a loosening, solution. See {Resolve}.] 1. The act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically: (a) The act of separating a compound into its elements or component parts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joint resolution — ☆ joint resolution n. a resolution passed by both houses of a bicameral legislature: it has the force of a law if signed by the chief executive or passed over his veto …   English World dictionary

  • joint resolution — noun a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive s veto) (Freq. 4) • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Regions: ↑United States, ↑United States of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Joint resolution — In the United States Congress, a joint resolution is a legislative measure that requires approval by the Senate and the House and is presented to the President for his approval or disapproval, in exactly the same case as a Bill. There is no legal …   Wikipedia

  • Joint Resolution — Eine Joint Resolution ist ein gemeinsamer Beschluss des Senats und des Repräsentantenhauses der Vereinigten Staaten nach Artikel I., Abschnitt 7, Paragraph 3 der amerikanischen Verfassung, die die Zustimmung des Präsidenten verlangt und mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • joint resolution — joint′ resolu′tion n. gov a resolution adopted by both branches of a legislature that becomes law if signed by the chief executive • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • joint resolution — joint reso lution noun count LEGAL a formal decision or statement that both houses of the U.S. Congress have agreed on and that becomes law when the president signs it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • joint resolution — a resolution adopted by both branches of a bicameral legislative assembly and requiring the signature of the chief executive to become law. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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