1. [syn: delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation, deputation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Relegate \Rel"e*gate\ (r?l"?-g?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Relegated (-g?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Relegating.] [L.
relegatus, p. p. of relegare; pref. re- re- + legare to send
with a commission or charge. See Legate.]
To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to
transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.
It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of
the scholar. --Milman.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions [syn:
delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation,