- the act of resigning.
- a formal statement, document, etc., stating that one gives up an office, position, etc.
- an accepting, unresisting attitude, state, etc.; submission; acquiescence: to meet one's fate with resignation.
Origin of resignation
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Examples from the Web for resignation
In response, Greenberg offered the Times his resignation, which was refused.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
Residents of Rome even called for his resignation for defying city ordinances.The Mayor Who Took Down the Mafia That Ruined Rome
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 6, 2014
They seized key government buildings and forced the resignation of then Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa.Yemen’s a Model All Right—For Disaster
Michael Shank , Casey Harrity
November 14, 2014
Just days before his resignation, Driscoll had been confronted with the results of the investigation by church elders.Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?
November 2, 2014
Because when it comes to domestic violence, that kind of resignation can be lethal.The Worst Question for Abuse Victims
October 20, 2014
Everybody said that he had only succeeded in showing that his resignation was unnecessary.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
I marvel at the sense of duty, the resignation, the sacrifice.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Then she found that it was only stoicism, resignation, that they had learned.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
And the Captain accepted her decision with resignation of his own.Quaint Courtships
I wonder, now, could we persuade Matthew to send in his resignation.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
- the act of resigning
- a formal document stating one's intention to resign
- a submissive unresisting attitude; passive acquiescence
Word Origin and History for resignation
late 14c., "act of resigning" (an office, etc.), from Old French resignation (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin resignationem (nominative resignatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin resignare (see resign). Meaning "submission, acquiescence" is from 1640s.