verb (used with object), rel·e·gat·ed, rel·e·gat·ing.
- released time,
- releasing factor,
- releasing mechanism,
Origin of relegate
Examples from the Web for relegation
Our bookstores would surely be more drab and austere in their absence or their relegation to the annals of world literature.Why the Man Booker Prize Is More Necessary Than Ever|Liam Hoare|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After the doom of relegation is expired, he comes hither at midsummer.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
This tendency would be encouraged and perpetuated by the relegation of vessels of particular forms to particular ceremonies.Origin and Development of Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art.|William Henry Holmes
He knew that his resources were exhausted, his energies abated, and that pardon would now merely mean a relegation to oblivion.Raleigh|Edmund Gosse
Word Origin for relegate
1580s, from Latin relegationem (nominative relegatio), noun of action from past participle stem of relegare (see relegate).
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.