joint resolution of Congress
A type of legislation used by Congress for special legislative purposes or constitutional amendments, identified by the abbreviations "S.J.Res." or "H.J.Res." and a number. Those joint resolutions that are not constitutional amendments must be passed by both houses and signed by the president in order to have the force of law.
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  • 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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

  • Resolution du golfe de Tonkin — Résolution du golfe de Tonkin Entre le 2 août et le 4 août 1964, deux destroyers américains, le USS Maddox et le USS Turner Joy, qui se sont aventurés dans les eaux territoriales du Nord Viêt Nam, essuient des tirs de la part des Nord Vietnamiens …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Résolution du golfe de tonkin — Entre le 2 août et le 4 août 1964, deux destroyers américains, le USS Maddox et le USS Turner Joy, qui se sont aventurés dans les eaux territoriales du Nord Viêt Nam, essuient des tirs de la part des Nord Vietnamiens. Il est d ailleurs établi… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Résolution du golfe du Tonkin — Résolution du golfe de Tonkin Entre le 2 août et le 4 août 1964, deux destroyers américains, le USS Maddox et le USS Turner Joy, qui se sont aventurés dans les eaux territoriales du Nord Viêt Nam, essuient des tirs de la part des Nord Vietnamiens …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Résolution du golfe de Tonkin — Entre le 2 août et le 4 août 1964, deux destroyers américains, le USS Maddox et le USS Turner Joy, qui se sont aventurés dans les eaux territoriales du Nord Viêt Nam, essuient des tirs de la part des Nord Vietnamiens. Il est établi aujourd hui… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • resolution — n. decision 1) to propose a resolution 2) to adopt, pass a resolution 3) a joint resolution (of Congress) 4) a resolution to + inf. (they adopted a resolution to increase membership dues) 5) a resolution that + clause; subj. (a resolution was… …   Combinatory dictionary

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