What does resignation mean?

Definitions for resignation
ˌrɛz ɪgˈneɪ ʃənres·ig·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resignation, surrendernoun

    acceptance of despair

  2. resignationnoun

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

  3. resignationnoun

    a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign

    "he submitted his resignation as of next month"

Wiktionary

  1. resignationnoun

    the act of resigning

  2. resignationnoun

    a written or oral declaration that one resigns

  3. resignationnoun

    state of uncomplaining, utter frustration

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Resignationnoun

    Etymology: resignation, Fr.

    Do that office of thine own good will;
    The resignation of thy state and crown. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.

    He intended to procure a resignation of the rights of the king’s majesty’s sisters and others, entitled to the possession of the crown. John Hayward.

    We cannot expect, that any one should readily quit his own opinion, and embrace ours, with a blind resignation to an authority, which the understanding acknowledges not. John Locke.

    There is a kind of sluggish resignation, as well as poorness and degeneracy of spirit, in a state of slavery, that very few will recover themselves out of it. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resignationnoun

    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. Resignationnoun

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

Freebase

  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.

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  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of resignation in a Sentence

  1. Lewis Hamilton:

    The fans were incensed -- and rightly so, while the mood in the paddock was a mix of bewilderment, silent anger and resignation.

  2. New York:

    The decision from Assembly Democrats to suspend the impeachment investigation reeks of a shady deal to protect Andrew Cuomo, resignation is not accountability. The Democrats not only failed in their constitutional responsibilities - they failed the Governor’s countless victims in nursing homes, brave women who came forward to tell their stories, and those who believe in honest and transparent government.

  3. Olga Chervakova:

    For now the issue of his resignation is not on the agenda. It hasn't even been discussed yet.

  4. Olivier Mahafaly:

    I unconditionally accept this decision because I do not want to block a solution. I hand in my resignation without constraint or regret.

  5. Mayor James Knowles:

    There will be no severance or extension of benefits for Darren Wilson following his resignation.

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