resign etymology

English word resign comes from Middle French resigner ((reflexive, se resigner à) to resign oneself to.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word resign. Currently you are viewing the etymology of resign with the meaning: (Verb) (transitive) To give up or hand over (something to someone); to relinquish ownership of. [from 14th c.]. (transitive, or, intransitive) To quit (a job or position). [from 14th c.]. (transitive, [...](transitive) To give up or hand over (something to someone); to relinquish ownership of. [from 14th c.]. (transitive, or, intransitive) To quit (a job or position). [from 14th c.]. (transitive, [...]

Detailed word origin of resign

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
resigner Middle French (frm) (reflexive, se resigner à) to resign oneself to.
resigner Anglo-Norman (xno)
resign English (eng) (transitive) To give up or hand over (something to someone); to relinquish ownership of. [from 14th c.]. (transitive, or, intransitive) To quit (a job or position). [from 14th c.]. (transitive, or, intransitive) To submit passively; to give up as hopeless or inevitable. [from 15th c.].

Words with the same origin as resign

Descendants of resigner
resignation