When a president resigns, they might entitle their resignation letter "Resignation from Presidency." A councilor might entitle their letter "Resignation from Council." What would a delegate entitle their resignation letter?

Here are some contenders that I encountered on google:

  • "Resignation as Delegate"
  • "Resignation from Delegacy"
  • "Resignation of Delegacy"

Is one of these (or a different version) more correct than another? If so, why?

3 Answers 3


Considering that you are looking for a parallel term, the natural choice is

Resignation from delegation

because, just as a council is a body of councilors, a delegation is a body of delegates.

See: http://www.google.com/search?q=define+delegation

  • Interestingly, according to the google definition, delegation and delegacy are synonyms. Delegation seems more common than delegacy, so I'm inclined to use your suggestion.
    – alx9r
    Jul 12, 2013 at 20:15

Delegacy is the position. Delegate is the person.


Style choices abound, but I would go with something like 'resigned her delegacy'. That said, 'she resigned as delegate' is equally correct. I would use surrounding text to choose the best option.


Since one normally resigns from an office, I would consider using that word in the title.

Resignation from delegated office of ...

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