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Etymology 1Edit

First attested in 1561, borrowed from Latin relēgātus, the past participle of relēgō (to dispatch, banish).

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relegate (third-person singular simple present relegates, present participle relegating, simple past and past participle relegated)

  1. Exile, banish, remove, or send away.
    1. (transitive, done to a person) Exile or banish to a particular place.
    2. (reflexive, obsolete, rare) Remove (oneself) to a distance from something or somewhere.
    3. (transitive, historical, Ancient Rome, done to a person) Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time; compare relegate.
      • 2002, Mark Morford, The Roman Philosophers, →ISBN, page 183:
        Eventually his freedom of speech drove Vespasian to relegate him a second time, and shortly after he was executed [] .
    4. (transitive, figuratively) Remove or send to a place far away.
  2. (transitive, in extended use) Consign or assign.
    1. Consign (a person or thing) to a place, position, or role of obscurity, insignificance, oblivion, or (especially) inferiority.
    2. Assign (a thing) to an appropriate place or situation based on appraisal or classification.
    3. (sports, chiefly soccer) Transfer (a sports team) to a lower-ranking league division.
  3. (transitive) Refer or submit.
    1. Refer (a point of contention) to an authority in deference to the judgment thereof.
    2. Submit (something) to someone else for appropriate action thereby; compare delegate.
    3. (now rare) Submit or refer (someone) to someone or something else for some reason or purpose.
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ReferencesEdit

  • relegate, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • relegate, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, March 2010)

Etymology 2Edit

First attested circa 1550: from the Classical Latin relēgātus (banished person, exile), the nominative singular masculine substantive form of relēgātus, the past participle of relēgō (to dispatch, banish).

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relegate (plural relegates)

  1. (historical, obsolete) A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights.

ReferencesEdit

  • †ˈrelegate, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • †relegate, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, December 2009)

Etymology 3Edit

First attested circa 1425: from the Classical Latin relēgātus, the perfect passive participle of relēgō (“I dispatch”, “I banish”).

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relegate (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Relegated; exiled.

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AdverbEdit

relegate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of relegi

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /re.leˈɡa.te/
  • Hyphenation: re‧le‧gà‧te

VerbEdit

relegate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of relegare
  2. second-person plural imperative of relegare
  3. feminine plural of relegato

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