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relegation

[ rel-i-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
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noun
assignment or banishment to an inferior position, place, rank, or condition:Many factors are responsible for the relegation of disabled people to the margins of society.The pending legislation shows the relegation of environmental concerns toward the bottom of the priority list in energy politics.
Soccer. demotion to a lower playing league or division based on a team’s record:The European leagues are a meritocratic hierarchy connected by promotion and relegation.
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