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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.
NORTON and Stockton Ancients were saved from relegation on Sunday when Sheffield became FA Women's Premier League champions.
SEB LARSSON has admitted: "I'm sick of relegation battles.
CONNOR Wickham says Sunderland must seize the chance to put their relegation rivals under pressure tomorrow lunchtime.
On 13 of the previous 15 occasions the club has survived relegation on the last day (and reelection twice, in 1920 and 1928).
You always see similarities," said the Spaniard when asked for comparisons with his experience of the Latics' battles against relegation.
9) With the recent millionaire deals struck by the most famous European leagues it is becoming ever more crucial to avoid relegation.
Blues had done it and they staved o relegation by virtue of staved o relegation by virtue of goal dierence.
JOEY BOLAND couldn't possibly be seen to agree, but battling relegation might not be the worst thing for Dublin's season.
0 FULHAM manager Felix Magath believes the 1-0 victory over Newcastle has given the whole club the belief that they can escape relegation from the Premier League.
But speaking ahead of his first game in charge of the Cottagers, away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Magath told Sky Sports: "In the next months we will have a lot of work to avoid relegation but in the first days here the work we've achieved has been very good.