Definition of Relegation

1. Noun. Authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions.




2. Noun. The act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category.

3. Noun. Mild banishment; consignment to an inferior position. "He has been relegated to a post in Siberia"
Generic synonyms: Banishment, Proscription
Derivative terms: Relegate

Definition of Relegation

1. n. The act of relegating, or the state of being relegated; removal; banishment; exile.

Definition of Relegation

1. Noun. the act of being relegated ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relegation

1. legation [n -S] - See also: legation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relegation

releasing
releasing factor
releasing factors
releasing hormone
releasor
releasors
relegable
relegalize
relegalized
relegalizes
relegalizing
relegate
relegated
relegates
relegating
relegation (current term)
relegation zone
relegation zones
relegations
relend
relending
relends
relent
relented
relenting
relentless
relentlessly
relentlessness
relentment
relentments

Literary usage of Relegation

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1. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson (1857)
"... which is sufficient to shew that they had it not when our Saviour suffered : and it is as true that they lost it twenty years before, at the relegation ..."

2. The Rationale of Punishment by Jeremy Bentham, Etienne Dumont (1830)
"relegation consists in the banishment of an individual from the district in which ... relegation and banishment are punishments unknown to the English law. ..."

3. The History of New Jersey: From Its Discovery by Europeans, to the Adoption by Thomas Francis Gordon (1834)
"Imprisonment and relegation of Governor Franklin.—IX. Measures adopted against thé Disaffected.—X. Adoption of the Declaration of Independence. ..."

4. Studies in Roman Law, with Comparative Views of the Laws of France, England by Thomas Mackenzie Mackenzie (1865)
"relegation was compulsory residence in a particular place assigned in the sentence, without being deprived of personal freedom or the ..."

5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"... by the introduction of the issue of the female members of the several noble houses ;—and his relegation of some three-score baronets into a sort of ..."

6. A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall (1859)
"banishment, is added; and also the sharper relegation can be extended to more than four years, the ordinary term, — yes, even to perpetual expulsion. ..."

7. Habit-formation and the Science of Teaching by Stuart Henry Rowe (1909)
"relegation to the teacher of all kinds of training. — Another result of the too exclusive focus on the teacher has been the tendency to expect him to ..."

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