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relegate

[rel-i-geyt] /ˈrɛl ɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), relegated, relegating.
1.
to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition:
He has been relegated to a post at the fringes of the diplomatic service.
2.
to consign or commit (a matter, task, etc.), as to a person:
He relegates the less pleasant tasks to his assistant.
3.
to assign or refer (something) to a particular class or kind.
4.
to send into exile; banish.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin relēgātus, past participle of relēgāre to send away, dispatch. See re-, legate
Related forms
relegable
[rel-i-guh-buh l] /ˈrɛl ɪ gə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
relegation, noun
unrelegable, adjective
unrelegated, adjective
Synonyms
2. delegate, entrust.
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relegate

/ˈrɛlɪˌɡeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to move to a position of less authority, importance, etc; demote
2.
(usually passive) (mainly Brit) to demote (a football team, etc) to a lower division
3.
to assign or refer (a matter) to another or others, as for action or decision
4.
(foll by to) to banish or exile
5.
to assign (something) to a particular group or category
Derived Forms
relegatable, adjective
relegation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin relēgāre to send away, from re- + lēgāre to send
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Word Origin and History for unrelegated

relegate

v.

1590s "to banish, send into exile," from Latin relegatus, past participle of relegare "remove, dismiss, banish, send away, schedule, put aside," from re- "back" (see re-) + legare "send with a commission" (see legate). Meaning "place in a position of inferiority" is recorded from 1790. Related: Relegated; relegating; relegable.

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