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resolution
as in:  a United Nations resolution


The United Nations passed a resolution condemning the country’s use of chemical weapons.
  a formal expression of opinion arrived at by a group vote
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While a resolution typically expresses an opinion and has no legal force, when used in the expressions joint resolution of Congress or continuing resolution, it becomes a synonym for legislation (meaning that it carries the force of law).
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  • The United Nations passed a resolution condemning the country’s use of chemical weapons.
  • Congress passed a resolution supporting the country’s right to defend itself.
  • A unanimous resolution was passed on the spot that the farmhouse should be preserved as a museum.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Here the work of the coming week was planned out and resolutions were put forward and debated.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm

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  • It was always the pigs who put forward the resolutions.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The other animals understood how to vote, but could never think of any resolutions of their own.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • He assured them that the resolution against engaging in trade and using money had never been passed, or even suggested.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Have you any record of such a resolution?
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • All the animals remembered passing such resolutions: or at least they thought that they remembered it.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Again the animals seemed to remember that a resolution against this had been passed in the early days, and again Squealer was able to convince them that this was not the case.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm

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  • Never to have any dealings with human beings, never to engage in trade, never to make use of money — had not these been among the earliest resolutions passed at that first triumphant Meeting after Jones was expelled?
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
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Associated words [difficulty]:   resolution [3] , resolute [1] , resolve [1]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Public Policy & Politics, Engineering, Logic & Reasoning, Nature & Ecology
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