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rel·e·gate

 (rĕl′ĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. rel·e·gat·ed, rel·e·gat·ing, rel·e·gates
1. To consign to an inferior or obscure place, rank, category, or condition: an artist's work that is now relegated to storerooms; a group that has been relegated to the status of second-class citizens.
2. To refer or assign (a matter or task, for example) for decision or action: relegate the teaching of writing to graduate students; relegate the matter to a committee.

[Middle English relegaten, to banish, from Latin relēgāre, relēgāt- : re-, re- + lēgāre, to send, depute; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

rel′e·ga′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relegation - authorizing subordinates to make certain decisionsrelegation - authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
empowerment, authorisation, authorization - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
devolvement, devolution - the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
2.relegation - the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category
classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization, assortment, categorisation, categorization - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
3.relegation - mild banishment; consignment to an inferior position; "he has been relegated to a post in Siberia"
banishment, proscription - rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
Translations
إنْزال درَجَة، إبْعاد
přeřazení
nedrykning
stöîulækkun; fall á milli deilda
düşürme

relegation

[ˌrelɪˈgeɪʃən] N (= demotion) → relegación f (Brit) (Sport) → descenso m

relegation

[ˌrɛlɪˈgeɪʃən] n (SPORT) [club, team] → relégation f

relegation

n
(lit, fig: = downgrading) → Degradierung f; (Sport: of team) → Abstieg m; (of old toys, furniture etc)Verbannung f (→ to in (+acc))
(= handing over, of matter, question) → Weiterleitung f (→ to an (+acc))

relegation

[ˌrɛlɪˈgeɪʃn] n (see vb) → relegazione f, retrocessione f

relegate

(ˈreligeit) verb
to put down to a lower grade, position etc. The local football team has been relegated to the Second Division.
ˌreleˈgation noun
References in classic literature ?
All of which quite applied to Pandora Day-- the journey to Europe, the culture (as exemplified in the books she read on the ship), the relegation, the effacement, of the family.
The relegation picture in Division Three has been shaping up as two from Wexford, Offaly and Sligo, the only one of the three with a victory to their name.
DONALD Love insists Sunderland's players must not stick their heads in the sand and refuse to contemplate the threat of relegation.
Hill's target in League One is always survival first and foremost - but this is the first time they have found themselves down around the relegation places at this stage of the campaign under his leadership.
There was a brief period in the Kenyan Premier League when relegated teams had a very strong chance of returning to the top-flight league after one season, and those taking their places in the top flight were likely to be engulfed in battle against relegation.
WARWICKSHIRE sport director Ashley Giles says the club's impending relegation to the Specsavers County Championship Division Two "really hurts" - and the objective now is to transform the Bears' red-ball cricket the same way as their T20 team was galvanised this summer.
EX-HUDDERSFIELD Town manager Malcolm Macdonald believes his former side will "almost certainly" suffer relegation to the Championship in their first season in the Premier League.
Al Shahania failed to beat the drop after losing a relegation play-off to Qatar SC.
YUENG admits Swansea City are going through a "crisis" but hopes his experience battling relegation at Sunderland can help the Welsh club out of trouble, writes Andrew Gwilym.
EVERY first and second team game in the Vivio Cheshire County League was abandoned without a ball bowled on Saturday but, as with the MI Dental Liverpool Competition, a washout so near the end of the season helped resolve and clarify promotion and relegation issues.
But with jobs on the line and a 10-point deficit to claw back, he is adamant avoiding relegation from the Championship would be more memorable than his cup day with Annan.
BLAYDON had long hoped that their two games in hand would drag them out of the National One relegation fight, and part one of the plan has proved successful.