transitive verb relegated, relegating
- to exile or banish (someone) to a specified place
- to consign or assign to an inferior position: usually with to
- to assign to a class, sphere, realm, etc.; classify as belonging to a certain order of things
- to refer, commit, or hand over for decision, action, etc.
< L relegatus, pp. of relegare, to send away < re-, away, back + legare, to send: see legate