Definition for RE-SOLVE'

RE-SOLVE', n. [rezolv'.]

  1. Fixed purpose of mind; settled determination; resolution. He strait revokes his bold resolve. – Denham.
  2. Legal or official determination; legislative act concerning a private person or corporation, or concerning some private business. Public acts of a legislature respect the state, and to give them validity, the bills for such acts must pass through all the legislative forms. Resolves are usually private acts, and are often passed with less formality. Resolves may also be the acts of a single branch of the legislature; whereas public acts must be passed by a majority of both branches. – American Legislatures.
  3. The determination of any corporation or association; resolution.

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