- the act of resigning.
- a formal statement, document, etc., stating that one gives up an office, position, etc.
- an accepting, unresisting attitude, state, etc.; submission; acquiescence: to meet one’s fate with resignation.
- the act of resigning
- a formal document stating one’s intention to resign
- a submissive unresisting attitude; passive acquiescence
late 14c., “act of resigning” (an office, etc.), from Old French resignation (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin resignationem (nominative resignatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin resignare (see resign). Meaning “submission, acquiescence” is from 1640s.