Origin of resignation
Examples from the Web for resignation
In response, Greenberg offered the Times his resignation, which was refused.
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|DAILY BEAST
They seized key government buildings and forced the resignation of then Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa.
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?|Warren Throckmorton|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because when it comes to domestic violence, that kind of resignation can be lethal.
The Directory thought as much, and declined to accept his resignation in the most flattering terms.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The reaction of joy after the resignation of despair was almost too great.The Castle Of The Shadows|Alice Muriel Williamson
In vain I preached patience and resignation, peace and temperance.Lady Eureka, v. 2 (of 3)|Robert Folkestone Williams
Then he sank back into his old position with an air of resignation.With the Dyaks of Borneo|F. S. Brereton
Joshua listened abstractedly, his features set to resignation.Life's Little Ironies|Thomas Hardy
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.