[ rez-ig-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛz ɪgˈneɪ ʃən /


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.

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Origin of resignation

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin resignātiōn- (stem of resignātiō) a canceling, rescinding, equivalent to Latin resignāt(us) (past participle of resignāre to resign; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM resignation

non·res·ig·na·tion, nounpro·res·ig·na·tion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resignation

/ (ˌrɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən) /


the act of resigning
a formal document stating one's intention to resign
a submissive unresisting attitude; passive acquiescence
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