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resignation

noun
     
Related topics: Employment
res‧ig‧na‧tion W3
1 [uncountable and countable]BE when you officially announce that you have decided to leave your job or an organization, or a written statement that says you will be leaving [↪ notice]:
The governor refused to accept Cox's resignation.
hand in/tender your resignation (=officially say that you want to resign)
2 [uncountable] when someone calmly accepts a situation that cannot be changed, even though it is bad:
She gave a sigh of resignation.
with resignation
He accepted her decision with resignation.

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