Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition

757. Resignation.

   NOUN:RESIGNATION, retirement, abdication; renunciation, retractation, retraction, renunciance [rare], disclamation, disclaimer, abjuration; abandonment, relinquishment.
   VERB:RESIGN; give up, throw up; lay down, throw up the cards, wash one’s hands of, abjure, renounce, forego, disclaim, retract; deny [See Negation].
  ABROGATE [See Abrogation]; desert (relinquish) [See Relinquishment]; get rid of [See Relinquishment].
  VACATE, – one’s seat; abdicate; accept the stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds [Eng.]; retire; tender -, pass in -, hand in- one’s resignation.
   ADJECTIVE:ABDICANT; resigning &c. v.; renunciatory, renunciant [rare], abjuratory, disclamatory [rare], retractive.
  1. Othello’s occupation’s gone.—Othello
  2. Few die and none resign.—Jefferson