American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of resigning.
- n. An oral or written statement that one is resigning a position or an office.
- n. Unresisting acceptance of something as inescapable; submission. See Synonyms at patience.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, office, place, or possession.
- n. The state of being resigned or submissive; unresisting acquiescence; particularly, quiet submission to the will of Providence; contented submission.
- n. In Scots law, the form by which a vassal returns the feu into the hands of a superior. Synonyms Relinquishment, renunciation.
- n. the act of resigning
- n. a written or oral declaration that one resigns
- n. state of uncomplaining, utter frustration
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender.
- n. The state of being resigned or submissive; quiet or patient submission; unresisting acquiescence.
- n. acceptance of despair
- n. a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign
- n. the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
“The firm's news release was uncommonly blunt: "Mr. DuGan said that his resignation is a based on a disagreement with respect to the degree of authority and control of the chairman and a disagreement with the chairman on strategic direction.”
“The implication that her resignation is a '+' - not really true.”
“As Howard Dean shared on Sunday "his resignation is a loss to the Country”
“But this resignation is a form of complacency that we simply cannot afford.”
“Instead, his deputy read out a televised statement in which he avoided the word "resignation" and said Mubarak was "handing power" to the Supreme Military Council, a group of army generals who have ruled Egypt since February 11.”
“Let it never be said that Bill Belichick — who, as the legend goes, offered his resignation from the Jets on a napkin, not even bothering to spell out "head coach" — is an overly sentimental man.”
“Michaels wrote that the resignation is effective immediately.”
“Rhee, whose resignation is effective at the end of the month, moved to turn the page and widen her stature as a national standard-bearer for education reform.”
“Not only that, but Moynihan was a witty and elegant stylist -- and not just for a politician, though the pearly start of his letter of resignation from the post of U.N. ambassador in 1976 served a political purpose: I resign now ....”
“Rahm's resignation from the White House is a great moment for all Americans who voted for change in 2008.”
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