resignation of public office

resignation of public office
A well recognized right. 43 Am J1st Pub Of § 166. A relinquishment of a part of the term of a public office with intent accompanied by an act of relinquishment. 43 Am J1st Pub Of § 165. To give up, to give back the office with intent to relinquish it. A prospective resignation may, in point of law, amount but to a notice of intention to resign, since it is not accompanied by a giving up of the office; possession is still retained and may not necessarily be surrendered till the expiration of the legal term of the office, because the officer may recall his resignation,-may withdraw his proposition to resign. State ex rel. Ryan v Murphy, 30 Nev 409, 97 P 39 1, 720.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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