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English definition of “resignation”

resignation

noun uk   /ˌrez.ɪɡˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  

resignation noun (JOB)

C2 [C or U] the act of telling your employer that you are leaving your job: There have been calls for his resignation. I handed in/gave in/sent in my resignation this morning.Retiring and resigning from work

resignation noun (ACCEPTING)

C2 [U] a sad feeling of accepting something that you do not like because you cannot easily change it: They received the news with resignation.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
(Definition of resignation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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