By late afternoon, the rumors were that Berlusconi might resign on primetime television—his preferred soapbox.
The congressman may have to resign, but he still has plenty of options.
Most Americans probably think most congressmen should resign.
Last month in Rome, 100,000 women marched to insist Berlusconi resign.
On Thursday, a heated Facebook exchange about Israel led a member of the College Democrats to resign.
No officer can resign his office after he has been installed.
Roosevelt ordered Morrill to resign his inspectorship at once.
He was going to Annapolis, where Congress was in session, in order to resign his command.
They say now that he will resign his chair in the choir of the cathedral and go to Rome.
I was about to say that under no circumstances would I resign.
late 14c., "give up, surrender, abandon, submit; relinquish," from Old French resigner "renounce, relinquish" (13c.), from Latin resignare "to check off, annul, cancel, give back, give up," from re- "opposite" (see re-) + signare "to make an entry in an account book," literally "to mark" (see sign (v.)).
The sense is of making an entry (signum) "opposite" -- on the credit side -- balancing the former mark and thus canceling the claim it represents. The specific meaning of "give up a position" is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "to give (oneself) up to some emotion or situation" is from 1718. Related: Resigned; resigning.