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A resolution is a formal statement of opinion or a decision to take an action

  • In judicial proceedings, “resolution” means a judgment or decision of the court. 
  • In the context of a legislative practice, “resolution” is just a form in which a legislative body expresses an opinion or a purpose with respect to a given matter or topic that is temporary in nature. It denotes the adoption of a motion, the subject-matter of which does not constitute a statute.
  • In corporations, a corporate resolution is a written document containing authorization, usually by a corporation's board of directors, documenting a binding decision made on behalf of the corporation.

[Last updated in April of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team