act of giving up or quitting an office or position
A resignation is when someone quits or gives up the job they hold. Many times, especially in politics, a person who is resigning will give a resignation speech explaining why they resigned and what their plans are for the future.
- Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.
- Charles de Gaulle, President of France from 1959 to 1970.
- Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States.