resignation

noun res·ig·na·tion \ ˌre-zig-ˈnā-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of resignation

1 a : an act or instance of resigning something : surrender
b : a formal notification of resigning
2 : the quality or state of being resigned : submissiveness

Examples of resignation in a Sentence

  1. The chairman accepted their resignations.

  2. The manager received resignations from three members of the staff.

  3. We accepted the news with resignation.

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First Known Use of resignation

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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RESIGNATION Defined for English Language Learners

resignation

Definition of resignation for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RESIGNATION Defined for Kids

resignation

noun res·ig·na·tion \ ˌre-zig-ˈnā-shən \

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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