Pronunciation: (rel'i-gāt"), [key]
—v.t., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.