- 1An act of resigning from a job or office: he announced his resignationMore example sentences
- He remained in office until his resignation in March 1971.
- Several high-profile resignations and retirements have hit hospitals in recent months.
- Other officers had announced their resignation from the committee.
- 1.1A document conveying someone’s intention of resigning: I’ve handed in my resignationMore example sentences
- He apparently felt that including his resignation in this document would bring the matter to a head.
- He has sent the authority a resignation letter signalling his intention to quit from next Monday.
- He will succeeded in persuading them either to take their resignations back or will not send them to the chief minister for onward transmission to Governor for acceptance.
- 1.2 Chess An act of ending a game by conceding defeat without being checkmated.More example sentences
- New analysis has now come to light on what may have been a premature resignation in game 6.
- In chess, resignation is signaled by tipping over one's king.
- The computer won its match with human World Chess Champion Kasparov by causing his resignation in Game 6 after only 19 moves, after what had been an even contest to that point.
- 2 [mass noun] The acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable: a shrug of resignationMore example sentences
- This short final excursion cost poor Cherub but I could see resignation and acceptance in both Belinda and Cherub upon their return.
- His final illness was accepted with resignation, courage and good humour.
- This doesn't seem to have come from apathy or resignation at the inevitability of this war.
late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin resignatio(n-), from resignare 'unseal, cancel' (see resign).