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 for Joint resolution
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joint \Joint\ (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See Join.]
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     1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action.
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     2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or
        produced by two or more working together.
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              I read this joint effusion twice over. --T. Hook.
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     3. United, joined, or sharing with another or with others;
        not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with
        an associate, or with associates; acting together; as,
        joint heir; joint creditor; a joint bank account; joint
        debtor, etc. "Joint tenants of the world." --Donne.
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     4. Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as,
        joint property; a joint bond.
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              A joint burden laid upon us all.      --Shak.
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     Joint committee (Parliamentary Practice), a committee
        composed of members of the two houses of a legislative
        body, for the appointment of which concurrent resolutions
        of the two houses are necessary. --Cushing.
     Joint meeting, or Joint session, the meeting or session
        of two distinct bodies as one; as, a joint meeting of
        committees representing different corporations; a joint
        session of both branches of a State legislature to chose a
        United States senator. "Such joint meeting shall not be
        dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and
        the result declared." --Joint Rules of Congress, U. S.
     Joint resolution (Parliamentary Practice), a resolution
        adopted concurrently by the two branches of a legislative
        body. "By the constitution of the United States and the
        rules of the two houses, no absolute distinction is made
        between bills and joint resolutions." --Barclay (Digest).
     Joint rule (Parliamentary Practice), a rule of proceeding
        adopted by the concurrent action of both branches of a
        legislative assembly. "Resolved, by the House of
        Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the
        sixteenth and seventeenth joint rules be suspended for the
        remainder of the session." --Journal H. of R., U. S.
     Joint and several (Law), a phrase signifying that the debt,
        credit, obligation, etc., to which it is applied is held
        in such a way that the parties in interest are engaged
        both together and individually thus a joint and several
        debt is one for which all the debtors may be sued together
        or either of them individually; used especially in the
        phrase joint and several liability.
     Joint stock, stock held in company.
     Joint-stock company (Law), a species of partnership,
        consisting generally of a large number of members, having
        a capital divided, or agreed to be divided, into shares,
        the shares owned by any member being usually transferable
        without the consent of the rest.
     Joint tenancy (Law), a tenure by two or more persons of
        estate by unity of interest, title, time, and possession,
        under which the survivor takes the whole. --Blackstone.
     Joint tenant (Law), one who holds an estate by joint
        tenancy. Contrassted with tenant in common.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        (b) The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a
            vexed question or difficult problem.
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                  The unraveling and resolution of the
                  difficulties that are met with in the execution
                  of the design are the end of an action.
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     2. The state of being relaxed; relaxation. [Obs.]
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     3. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined;
        firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.
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              Be it with resolution then to fight.  --Shak.
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     4. That which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose;
        determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the
        opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly,
        adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution; the
        resolutions of a public meeting.
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     5. The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought;
        conviction; assurance. [Obs.]
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              Little resolution and certainty there is as touching
              the islands of Mauritania.            --Holland.
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     6. (Math.) The act or process of solving; solution; as, the
        resolution of an equation or problem.
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     7. (Med.) A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of
        a fever, a tumor, or the like.
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     8. (Mus.) The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord
        by the rising or falling of the note which makes the
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     9. (Technical) The act of distinguishing between two close
        but not identical objects, or, when taking a measurement,
        bbetween two close values of the property measured.
     10. (Technical) a measure of the ability to distinguish
         between two close but not identical values of the
         property being measured; it is expressed as the
         difference in values of a property necessary to make such
         a distinction; as, a microscope with a resolution of one
         micron; a thermometer with a resolution of one-tenth of a
         degree. Also called resolving power.
     Joint resolution. See under Joint, a.
     Resolution of a force or Resolution of a motion (Mech.),
        the separation of a single force or motion into two or
        more which have different directions, and, taken together,
        are an equivalent for the single one; -- the opposite of
        composition of a force.
     Resolution of a nebula (Astron.), the exhibition of it to
        the eye by a telescope of such power as to show it to be
        composed of small stars.
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     Syn: Decision; analysis; separation; disentanglement;
          dissolution; resolvedness; resoluteness; firmness;
          constancy; perseverance; steadfastness; fortitude;
          boldness; purpose; resolve. See Decision.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  joint resolution
      n 1: 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)

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