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.
2. delegate, entrust.
Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin relēgātus, past participle of relēgāre to send away, dispatch. See re-, legate
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