joint resolution

noun
a resolution adopted by both branches of a bicameral legislative assembly and requiring the signature of the chief executive to become law.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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joint resolution
 
n
(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 definition


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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They tried to attain by joint resolution a degree of editorial self-restraint which few individual editors had as yet acquired.
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