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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Three leaders in Musanze district including the mayor, Habyarimana Jean Damascene; the vice mayor for economic development, Ndabereye Augustin were yesterday forced to resign while the vice mayor for social wellbeing, Uwamariya Marie Claire, submitted a resignation letter.
But for me, why should he resign? We still need you, the nation needs you)," Dela Rosa said in a Kapihan sa Senado forum.
I want to threaten to resign to see whether I will get the pay that I deserve.
In an interview with ANC's "Early Edition" Friday, Salvosa said he was asked to resign from the publication.
Politics must be the only job in the world where you can resign from the position you were chosen to carry out and continue being paid for doing what nobody has authorised you to do.
ISLAMABAD:In another blow to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government, economist Sakib Sherani on Saturday became the fourth person to resign as a member of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC).
Datuk Ronald Kiandee today said he will not resign as Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman even though he has left Umno.
In the case, activist Okiya Omtatah had challenged the court to compel the three commissioners to resign formally from office.
Enikuomehin letter of resignation read 'I write to resign my appointment forthwith as the Senior Special Assistant to Mr Governor on oil and Gas.
PTI sources say Mr Gujjar's resignation is as per an accord that on June 30, 2018, after completing one and a half year in the office, he would resign from the post and councilor Shahzad Ahmad will replace him for the remaining period.
The coward was flushed out by David Davis quitting as the blond ambition was forced reluctantly to concede he must resign too.