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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.