- An expression of the opinion or mind of a municipal counsel concerning some matter of administration and providing for the disposition thereof, being less formal than an ordinance and requiring no set form of words. Sawyer v Lorenzen, 149 Iowa 87, 127 NW 1091. An expression of any legislative department of government other than by statute. A proposition of law declared in a case, e.g. the first resolution in Wild's Case. See joint resolution.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.