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resignation

(Passive acceptance), noun animus submissus, capitulation, deference, docility, endurance, fatalism, forbearance, fortitude, lack of commlaint, lack of resistance, longanimity, meekness, obedience, passiveness, passivity, patience, submission, submissiveness, sufferance, surrender, tolerance, toleration, yeilding

resignation

(Relinquishment), noun abandonment, abdicatio, abdication, abjuration, abjurement, cession, departure, evacuation, forsaking, giving up, leaving, quitting, renouncement, renunciation, retirement, secession, surrender, termination, vacation, withdrawal, yielding
Foreign phrases: Resignatio est juris proprii spontanea refutatio.Resignation is a spontaneous relinquishment of one's own right.
See also: abdication, acceptance, capitulation, cession, desertion, longanimity, renunciation, sufferance, tolerance

RESIGNATION. The act of an officer by which he declines his office, and renounces the further right to use it. It differs from abdication. (q.v.)
     2. As offices are held at the will of both parties, if the resignation of a officer be not accepted, he remains in office. 4 Dev. R. 1.

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Tell Monsieur Baudoyer that there must be no delay," he added, in the hearing of all the clerks; "my resignation is already in the minister's hands, and I do not wish to stay here longer than is necessary.
And the proof is that I shall send in my resignation.
The word RESIGNATION engraved upon the cross, so clear to the eyes of those who can read the sacred characters in which it is traced, shone for me with divine brightness.
And yet--for all my resignation, there are moments when my courage fails me.
At the PML-N level, activity has begun to persuade the said MPAs for taking back the resignations .
First, to uphold the law and the rules, only political authorities and the head of the state should have the right to demand resignations from ministers and parliamentarians over a misconduct.
FAISALABAD -- Five legislators of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) all from Punjab announced their resignations at a 'Khatm-i-Nubuwat conference' here on Sunday.
There is no problem as to whom Sereno and Morales would submit their resignations in case they accept Duterte's challenge.
KARACHI -- Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani on Wednesday accepted the resignations of four Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) members of Sindh Assembly.
Now all these MLAs except Konda Surekha have tendered their resignations to the Speaker in protest against the inclusion of the name of former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy in CBI's FIR in the disproportionate assets case booked against Jagan.
A recent spate of resignations leaves the group with seven.
The resignations are effective as of last Monday, Aug.