Meaning of continuing resolution

contin'uing resolu'tion

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— U.S. Politics. U.S. Politics.
  1. legislation enacted by Congress to allow government operations to continue until the regular appropriations are enacted: used when action on appropriations is not completed by the beginning of a fiscal year.
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