- religate [17th century]
- Exile, banish, remove, or send away.
- (transitive, done to a person) Exile or banish to a particular place.
- (reflexive, obsolete, rare) Remove (oneself) to a distance from something or somewhere.
- (transitive, historical, Ancient Rome, done to a person) Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time; compare relegate.
- (transitive, figuratively) Remove or send to a place far away.
- (transitive, in extended use) Consign or assign.
- Consign (a person or thing) to a place, position, or role of obscurity, insignificance, oblivion, or (especially) inferiority.
- Assign (a thing) to an appropriate place or situation based on appraisal or classification.
- (sports, chiefly soccer) Transfer (a sports team) to a lower-ranking league division.
- (transitive) Refer or submit.
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- “relegate, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
- “relegate, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, March 2010)
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”).
- relagate [16th century]
relegate (plural relegates)
- (historical, obsolete) A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights.
- “†ˈrelegate, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
- “†relegate, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, December 2009)
relegate (not comparable)