Definition for RE-SOLV'ED


  1. Separated into its component parts; analyzed.
  2. Determined in purpose; as, I am resolved not to keep company with gamesters. This phrase is properly, “I have resolved;” as we say, a person is deceased, for has deceased; he is retired, for has retired. In these phrases, the participle is rather an adjective.
  3. Determined officially or by vote.

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