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.