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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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Hakizimana Elie, the executive secretary of Bugesera district also submitted a resignation letter to exit the position held for three years.
The official notification issued by the Balochistan government said that powers and authority of Sardar Sarfaraz Khan Domki as minister has been suspended from August 6 after accepting his resignation that submitted to the Governor of Balochistan.
Kumar's resignation came days after a meeting of senior Congress leaders from Jharkhand amid the tussle over leadership in the state unit.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader and former Minister Rauff Hakeem MP told the Parliament yesterday, responding to news reports that cast doubts about their actual resignations, that the mass resignation of Muslim Parliamentarians from all Cabinet Ministerial, State and Deputy Ministerial portfolios was with effect from last Monday (03).
Earlier, it was reported that Pangilinan has tendered his resignation to Robredo, LP's Chairperson Emeritus, after none of the Otso Diretso candidates was able to land a seat in the Senate after the 2019 midterm elections.
They explained in their resignation letter that this resignation is due to the lack of democratic and participative mechanisms, the unilateral decision of the council president and the lack of transparency in the financial management of the municipal budget.
Ali Najafi Khoshroodi, spokesman for parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that 150 Iranian MPs demanded to prevent the resignation of Mohammad Javad Zarif.
According to a private TV channel, the Cabinet Division has also issued a notification regarding the acceptance of the resignation. The resignation would be effective from December 6, the day when Swati submitted it.
According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has accepted the resignation and told Swati to present himself before the Supreme Court in the ongoing misconduct case.
Prime Minister Imran Khan accepted the resignation and told Swati to present himself before the Supreme Court in the ongoing misconduct case, says sources.
But the trickiness comes when it is not actually clear whether what the employee has submitted amounts to a resignation or not.
Dr Arshad Ali resigned as HEC executive director on Oct 21 amid allegations that he was involved in plagiarism and his resignation was accepted by Dr Banuri.