What does Resignation mean?

Definitions for Resignationˌrɛz ɪgˈneɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resignation, surrender(noun)

    acceptance of despair

  2. resignation(noun)

    the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

  3. resignation(noun)

    a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign

    "he submitted his resignation as of next month"


  1. resignation(Noun)

    the act of resigning

  2. resignation(Noun)

    a written or oral declaration that one resigns

  3. resignation(Noun)

    state of uncomplaining, utter frustration

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resignation(noun)

    the act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission

  2. Resignation(noun)

    the state of being resigned or submissive; quiet or patient submission; unresisting acquiescence; as, resignation to the will and providence of God


  1. Resignation

    A resignation is the formal act of giving up or quitting one's office or position. A resignation can occur when a person holding a position gained by election or appointment steps down, but leaving a position upon the expiration of a term is not considered resignation. When an employee chooses to leave a position it is considered a resignation, as opposed to termination, which occurs when the employee involuntarily loses a job. Whether an employee resigned or was terminated is sometimes a topic of dispute, because in many situations, a terminated employee is eligible for severance pay and/or unemployment benefits, whereas one who voluntarily resigns may not be eligible. Abdication is the equivalent of resignation of a reigning monarch or pope, or other holder of a non-political, hereditary or similar position. A resignation is a personal decision to exit a position, though outside pressure exists in many cases. For example, Richard Nixon resigned from the office of President of the United States in 1974 following the Watergate scandal, when he was almost certain to have been impeached by the United States Congress. Resignation can be used politically, as in the Philippines during July 2005 when ten cabinet officials resigned in order to put pressure on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to do the same over allegations of electoral fraud. Alternatively, resignation as a procedure may be used as a political manoeuvre. In 1995, the British Prime Minister, John Major, resigned as Leader of the Conservative Party in order to contest a leadership election with the aim of silencing his critics within the party and reasserting his authority. Having resigned, he stood again and was re-elected.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. resignation

    1. A truce with ourselves in order to give us time to bury our living. 2. Pride walling itself up. 3. To keep shop without a show-window. 4. To go to sleep in the lap of the inevitable. 5. A covered walk to the interior of ourselves; a subway to some other form of trespass; a peephole into the enemy's fortress. 6. To play possum when one hears the footfall of Fate on the stairs.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Resignation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4057

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Resignation' in Nouns Frequency: #1618


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Resignation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Resignation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Melina Schuler:

    Nothing has changed regarding her resignation.

  2. Henry David Thoreau, in Walden, "Economy":

    What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

  3. Alexander Alexandrov:

    I wrote no resignation request, i was carrying out my orders.

  4. Shafqat Mahmood:

    We demand the resignation of the prime minister on moral grounds.

  5. Minister Ashraf Rifi:

    So I present to you and to Prime Minister Tammam Salam my resignation.

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