2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Resignation \Res'ig*na"tion\ (r[e^]z'[i^]g*n[=a]"sh[u^]n), noun [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.

2. The state of being resigned or submissive; quiet or patient submission; unresisting acquiescence; as, resignation to the will and providence of God.

Syn: Patience; surrender; relinquishment; forsaking; abandonment; abdication; renunciation; submission; acquiescence; endurance. See {Patience}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: acceptance of despair [syn: {resignation}, {surrender}]

2: the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

3: a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign; "he submitted his resignation as of next month"

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