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.

Wikipedia

  1. Resignation

    Resignation is the formal act of leaving 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, or choosing not to seek an additional term, is not considered resignation. When an employee chooses to leave a position, it is considered a resignation, as opposed to involuntary termination. 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 for a reigning monarch, pope, or holder of another similar position.

ChatGPT

  1. resignation

    Resignation is the formal act of giving up or quitting one's job or position. It can also refer to the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable.

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

Wikidata

  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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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

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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. Melania Trump:

    The statement comes after Melania Trump campaign officials repeatedly denied plagiarism charges a day earlier, and downplayed the controversy over the strikingly similar passages. The similarities were noticed shortly after Melania's otherwise well-received speech, and the controversy dogged the Melania Trump campaign for much of the convention's second day. Even ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski urged his replacement, Paul Manafort, to find out who was responsible. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage In Melania Trump statement, though, McIver -- who also co-authored Melania Trump : How to Get Rich with Melania Trump -- said Melania Trump offered Melania Trump resignation to Melania Trump and his family, but they rejected it. Melania Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences, Melania Trump said. I apologize for the confusion and hysteria my mistake has caused. Even as the campaign put out the statement, Melania Trump complained on Twitter about how much attention the issue was getting from the media. The remarks came toward the beginning of Melania Trump's speech, which was otherwise distinct from the address that Michelle Obama gave when Michelle Obama husband, then-Sen. Michelle Obama, was being nominated for president. From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.

  2. Michael McKinley:

    I spoke with the Secretary again when he called from Europe to discuss my resignation, i was pretty direct. I said,' You know, this situation isn't acceptable. We need to you know, I've already made my recommendation, but... I am resigning.' And that was the conversation. Again, I didn't get a reaction on that point.

  3. Mark Esper:

    This morning I accepted Secretary Modly's resignation. He resigned on his own accord, putting the Navy and the Sailors above self so that the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, and the Navy, as an institution, can move forward.

  4. Rockefeller Vincent:

    In all serious countries, once you are implicated in such an affair, the Prime Minister should offer his resignation. He should resign. And we are still waiting for him to resign. Because on the night of the president's death, a few hours later... he had phone conversations with the president's assassin.

  5. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta:

    I called the president today ... I submitted my resignation, it would be selfish for me to stay in this position and continue talking about a case that is 12 years old rather than the incredible economy we have today.

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