- 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]