Define: Written Resolution

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Definition: Written Resolution



What is the dictionary definition of Written Resolution?

Dictionary Definition


Under the Companies Act 2006 a written resolution refers to a resolution signed by a majority of company members and treated as effective despite not being passed at a properly convened company meeting.

A special resolution requires the approval of 75% of company members  in order to become effective.

Private companies can, in most circumstances, pass resolutions in this manner; however other types of companies may have the power to do so if stated it’s stated within their Articles of Association.

Previous legislation required a written resolution to obtain the signature of all company members.


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Examples of Written Resolution in a sentence


The Written Resolution shall take effect in the same manner as if it was an Extraordinary Resolution.

The Employer may, by means of Written Resolution, appoint one or more individuals to serve as Divisional Officer.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Written Resolution are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 10th August, 2019