Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
A resolution passed by both houses of a bicameral legislature, which attains the force of law if approved by the executive or if the executive's veto is overriden.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a resolution passed by both houses of a bicameral legislature, signed by the chief executive and legally binding
a resolution adopted by both branches of a legislature that becomes law if signed by the chief executive.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||joint resolution - 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)|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"