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

Resign \Re*sign"\ (r?-z?n"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Resigned} (-z?nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Resigning}.] [F. r['e]signer, L. resignare to unseal, annul, assign, resign; pref. re- re- + signare to seal, stamp. See {Sign}, and cf. {Resignation}.]

1. To sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; -- said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; -- said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; -- also often used reflexively.

I here resign my government to thee. --Shak.

Lament not, Eve, but patiently resign What justly thou hast lost. --Milton.

What more reasonable, than that we should in all things resign up ourselves to the will of God? --Tiilotson.

2. To relinquish; to abandon.

He soon resigned his former suit. --Spenser.

3. To commit to the care of; to consign. [Obs.]

Gentlement of quality have been sent beyong the seas, resigned and concredited to the conduct of such as they call governors. --Evelyn.

Syn: To abdicate; surrender; submit; leave; relinquish; forego; quit; forsake; abandon; renounce.

Usage: {Resign}, {Relinquish}. To resign is to give up, as if breaking a seal and yielding all it had secured; hence, it marks a formal and deliberate surrender. To relinquish is less formal, but always implies abandonment and that the thing given up has been long an object of pursuit, and, usually, that it has been prized and desired. We resign what we once held or considered as our own, as an office, employment, etc. We speak of relinquishing a claim, of relinquishing some advantage we had sought or enjoyed, of relinquishing seme right, privilege, etc. "Men are weary with the toil which they bear, but can not find it in their hearts to relinquish it." --Steele. See {Abdicate}.

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

Resigned \Re*signed"\ (r[-e]*z[imac]nd"), adjective Submissive; yielding; not disposed to resist or murmur.

A firm, yet cautious mind; Sincere, though prudent; constant, yet resigned. --Pope.


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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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