relegate


rel·e·gate

verb \ˈre-lə-ˌgāt\

: to put (someone or something) in a lower or less important position, rank, etc.

: to give (something, such as a job or responsibility) to another person or group

: to move (a sports team) to a lower position in a league

rel·e·gat·edrel·e·gat·ing

Full Definition of RELEGATE

transitive verb
1
:  to send into exile :  banish
2
:  assign: as
a :  to assign to a place of insignificance or of oblivion :  put out of sight or mind
b :  to assign to an appropriate place or situation on the basis of classification or appraisal
c :  to submit to someone or something for appropriate action :  delegate
d :  to transfer (a sports team) to a lower ranking division
rel·e·ga·tion \ˌre-lə-ˈgā-shən\ noun

Examples of RELEGATE

  1. The bill has been relegated to committee for discussion.
  2. <courtiers and generals who incurred the emperor's disfavor were soon relegated to the farther reaches of the empire>

Origin of RELEGATE

Latin relegatus, past participle of relegare, from re- + legare to send with a commission — more at legate
First Known Use: 1599

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