What is Resolution?

Legal Definition
A solemn judgment or decision of a court. This word is frequently used in this sense, in Coke and some of the more ancient reporters. It also signifies an agreement to a law or other thing adopted by a legislature or popular assembly. Vide Dict. de Jurisp. h. t.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Civil law. The act by which a contract which existed and was good, is rendered null.

2. Resolution differs essentially from rescission. The former presupposes the contract to have been valid, and it is owing to a cause posterior to the agreement that the resolution takes place; while rescission, on the contrary, supposes that some vice or defect annulled the contract from the beginning. Resolution may be by consent of the parties or by the decision of a competent tribunal; rescission must always be by the judgment of a court. 7 Troplong, de la Vente, n. 689; 7 Toull. 551; Dall. Dict. h. t.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The determination or decision, in regard to its opinion or intention, of a deliberative or legislative body, public assembly, town council, board of directors or the like. Also a motion or formal proposition offered for adoption by such a body. In legislative practice. The term is usually employed to denote the adoption of a motion, the subject-matter of which would not properly constitute a statute; such as a mere expression of opinion; an alteration of the rules; a vote of thanks or of censure, etc. See City of Cape Girardeau v. Fougeu, 30 Mo. App. 556; McDoweli v. People, 204 III. 499, 68 N. E. 379. In practice. The judgment of a court. 5 Mod. 438; 10 Mod. 209. In the civil law. The cancellation or annulling, by the act of parties or Judgment of a court, of an existing contract which was valid and binding, in consequence of some cause or matter arising after the making of the agreement, and not in consequence of any inherent vice or defect, which, invalidating the contract from the beginning, would be ground for rescission. 7 Toullier, no. 551.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In municipal corporations, an order somewhat less formal than on ordinance, being generally a mere expression of the opinion of the council as to some matter of administration. See 149 Iowa, 87, Ann. Cas. 1912C, 940, 127 N. W. 1091.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A formal statement of opinion or decision to take a certain action. See: corporate resolution.