stepping down


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stepping down - a formal resignation and renunciation of powersstepping down - a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
resignation - the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
2.stepping down - the act of abdicatingstepping down - the act of abdicating    
resignation - a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign; "he submitted his resignation as of next month"
References in classic literature ?
Daylight, dis tam you mek one beeg meestake," French Louis said, straightening up and stepping down from the chairs.
SIR Bruce Forsyth is stepping down as presenter of the hit BBC1 series, Strictly Come Dancing, after a decade fronting the show.
SIR Bruce Forsyth is stepping down as presenter of the hit BBC1 series Strictly Come Dancing after a decade fronting the show.
He had already scaled back some of his commitments, stepping down from the weekly results show and writing occasional rest weeks into his deal with show bosses.
He said that he was stepping down now as he felt the time was right.
The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday that he will be stepping down.
LORD Moynihan is stepping down as chairman of the BOA.
Information about negotiations about Gaddafi stepping down or seeking a safe refuge inside or outside the country is simply untrue," the China Daily quoted Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim, as saying.
Though Saleh had initially dismissed any talk of stepping down, a gradual waning of international support weakened him.