resignation

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French resignation, from Medieval Latin resignatio. Equivalent to resign +‎ -ation.

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

resignation (countable and uncountable, plural resignations)

  1. The act of resigning.
    Jane offered her resignation to the board of directors, but they refused.
  2. A written or oral declaration that one resigns.
    hand in one's resignation
  3. An uncomplaining acceptance of something undesirable but unavoidable.
    With resignation I acknowledged that after the accident I would not be able to ski again.
  4. (Scotland, law, historical) The form by which a vassal returns the feu into the hands of a superior.

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