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Latin. vb. To remain in perpetuity. To remain forever. Resignation, one of the oldest forms of transmission of a feudal right, was of two kinds, viz., resignation ad perpetuam remanentiam, and resignation in favorem. The former was used when the vassal surrendered to the superior the right of property which he held, that it might be reincorporated with the right of superiority, and remain with the superior; the latter, when the vassal, having sold his right of property or feu to another, resigned it into the hands of the superior in favorem, i.e., in favor of the purchaser, ' in order that it might be conferred by the same power upon the new vassal, and carry with it, the same assurance of protection.' By the resignation ad remanentium, the rights of property and superiority, formerly separated, became consolidated in the person of the superior. The possession of a procuratory of resignation in favorem the disponee to demand and enforce an entry with the superior; but the mode of making up a title by an instrument of resignation in favorem has been abolished. 

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