Thursday, February 21, 2008
Definitions for relegate
- To assign to an inferior position, place, or condition.
- To assign to an appropriate category or class.
- To assign or refer (a matter or task, for example) to another for appropriate action.
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Citations for relegate
Employment discrimination locked them out of better paying jobs and relegated them to menial occupations.
Worse, the party that had come to mean power itself had been relegated to a minority in the Congress as well, and lost a key governorship.
Origin of relegate
late Middle English
Relegate is from the past participle of Latin relegare, "to send away, to remove, to put aside, to reject," from re- + legare, "to send with a commission or charge."