Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RELEGATED

Can it only be relegated to a class, an order, of its own, and considered as being—Vedderesque?

Nor is this experience one to be relegated to the realm of miracle.

As on the previous day Michigan and Vermont were relegated to the rear.

You'll probably see me relegated to the scrub, sub or dub class.

Characters of marked individuality are relegated to the class of so-called cranks.

You are going to take a journey, and trains are relegated to carriages.

The fulfillment of these requirements can never be relegated to literacy.

But at Cambridge they have long been relegated to the second or the third.

It was a mere formality by which the affair was relegated to the history of the State.

Even the war for a moment was relegated to a place of minor import.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s "to banish, send into exile," from Latin relegatus, past participle of relegare "remove, dismiss, banish, send away, schedule, put aside," from re- "back" (see re-) + legare "send with a commission" (see legate). Meaning "place in a position of inferiority" is recorded from 1790. Related: Relegated; relegating; relegable.