Simple Definition of resignation
: an act of giving up a job or position in a formal or official way
: a letter which states that a person has given up a job or position
: the feeling that something unpleasant is going to happen and cannot be changed
Examples of resignation in a sentence
The chairman accepted their resignations.
The manager received resignations from three members of the staff.
We accepted the news with resignation.
First Known Use of resignation
RESIGNATION Defined for Kids
Definition of resignation for Students
1 : an act of giving something up formally or officially
2 : a letter or written statement that gives notice of giving something up <I've handed in my resignation.>
3 : the feeling of a person who is prepared to accept something unpleasant
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