relegate [rel′ə gāt΄]
relegated, relegating [< L relegatus, pp. of relegare, to send away < re-, away, back + legare, to send: see LEGATE]
1. to exile or banish (someone) to a specified place
2. to consign or assign to an inferior position: usually with to
3. to assign to a class, sphere, realm, etc.; classify as belonging to a certain order of things
4. to refer, commit, or hand over for decision, action, etc.

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