resignation


resignation
resignation res‧ig‧na‧tion [ˌrezɪgˈneɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] JOBS
when someone officially states that they want to leave their job, position etc:

• The board accepted their resignations, along with that of the vice-chairman.

• The finance minister offered his resignation following a series of scandals involving brokerage firms.

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resignation UK US /ˌrezɪgˈneɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
HR, WORKPLACE the act of telling your employer that you have decided to leave your job: give in/hand in/offer your resignation »

I resolved to hand in my resignation on Tuesday.

accept sb's resignation »

If you say you're leaving, I won't accept your resignation.

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The cuts triggered a wave of resignations.

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a resignation letter/letter of resignation

[U] the feeling of having to accept something that you do not like because you cannot easily change it: »

An experienced investor would accept these minor disappointments with resignation.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • résignation — [ reziɲasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1265 1270 dr. « abandon volontaire d un droit »; de résigner 1 ♦ Vx Abandon. La résignation de soi même, de sa volonté. ⇒ abdication, renonciation (à). « La résignation qui nous est la plus difficile est celle de notre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • resignation — Resignation. s. f. v. Demission volontaire d un office, d un benefice en faveur de quelqu un. Faire resignation d un office, d un benefice. donner sa resignation en blanc. il n a pas voulu accepter la resignation qu on luy avoit faite. le Pape a… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Resignation — (von lat. re signare das Feldzeichen (signum) senken, kapitulieren; seine Unterschrift zurückziehen, widerrufen; vgl. Pease, s.u.) bezeichnet (etwa seit Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts) die menschliche Haltung bzw. Gestimmtheit des Sichfügens… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • resignation — I (passive acceptance) noun acquiescence, animus submissus, capitulation, deference, docility, endurance, fatalism, forbearance, fortitude, lack of complaint, lack of resistance, longanimity, meekness, nonresistance, obedience, passiveness,… …   Law dictionary

  • Resignation — ist kein Nihilismus; Resignation führt ihre Perspektiven bis an den Rand des Dunkels, aber sie bewahrt Haltung auch vor diesem Dunkel. «Gottfried Benn, Marginalien» Nichts ist erbärmlicher als die Resignation, die zu früh kommt. «Marie von Ebner… …   Zitate - Herkunft und Themen

  • Resignation — Res ig*na tion (r[e^]z [i^]g*n[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [F. r[ e]signation. See {Resign}.] 1. The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or commission. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resignation — late 14c., act of resigning (an office, etc.), from Fr. résignation (14c.), from M.L. resignationem, from L. resignare (see RESIGN (Cf. resign)). Meaning submission, acquiescence is from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • resignation — [n1] relinquishment of responsibility abandonment, abdication, departure, giving up, leaving, notice, quitting, renunciation, retirement, surrender, tendering, termination, vacating, withdrawal; concepts 119,195,351 Ant. agreement, taking on… …   New thesaurus

  • resignation — Resignation, Eiuratio. On ne peut impetrer l office d un homme vivant, sinon par resignation, ou forfaicture, Petere magistratum perpetuum in locum viuentis non licet, nisi vltro se abdicantis vel noxae damnati commissoriae. B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • resignation — [rez΄ig nā′shən] n. [ME < MFr resignation < ML resignatio] 1. a) the act of resigning b) formal notice of this, esp. in writing 2. patient submission; passive acceptance; acquiescence …   English World dictionary


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