res·o·lu·tion /ˌre-zə-'lü-shən/ n
1: a formal expression of opinion, will, or intention voted by an official body (as a legislature) or assembled group see also concurrent resolution, joint resolution
2: an expression or document containing authorization usu. by a corporate board of directors of a particular act, transaction, agent, or representative
a corporate resolution authorizing counsel to bind the corporation to a settlement

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (decision) noun application, constancy, decretum, determination, earnestness, firmness, indefatigability, intention, obduracy, obstinacy, perseverance, persistence, purpose, resoluteness, resolve, scitum, sententia, spunk, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness, tenacity, will, will power, zealotry II (formal statement) noun declaration, deliverance, formal expression, plan, presentation, pronouncement, proposal, proposition, statement, written announcement III index act (enactment), adhesion (loyalty), adjudication, animus, answer (solution), arbitration, award, bill (proposed act), choice (decision), conclusion (determination), consequence (conclusion), decision (judgment), declaration, decree, denouement, determination, diligence (perseverance), disposition (determination), finding, forethought, goal, holding (ruling of a court), intent, intention, judgment (formal court decree), key (solution), opinion (judicial decision), outcome, project, proposition, purpose, result, ruling, solution (answer), spirit, suggestion, tenacity, volition, will (desire)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A formal expression of the opinion or intended course of action of a legislative body or other group arrived at through a vote.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1) In business, an approval of an action or determination of policy of a corporation or limited liability company by the vote of its members, managers, or board of directors.
2) In government, a statement of policy, belief, or appreciation passed by a legislative body.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

The method by which a business entity or its owners approve a specified action or agreement. For example, a corporation's stockholders may adopt a resolution approving a merger of the company with another company.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

The official expression of the opinion or will of a legislative body.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The official expression of the opinion or will of a legislative body.
II The formal adoption of a motion.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a determination of policy of a corporation by the vote of its board of directors. Legislative bodies also pass resolutions, but they are often statements of policy, belief or appreciation, and not always enactment of statutes or ordinances.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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