Definition of "relegation" []

  • To move to a position of less authority, importance, etc; demote (verb)
  • To demote (a football team, etc) to a lower division (verb)
  • To assign or refer (a matter) to another or others, as for action or decision (verb)
  • To banish or exile (verb)
  • To assign (something) to a particular group or category (verb)
  • The act of being relegated (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "relegation" in a sentence
  • "Kean flew to India this week to meet Blackburn's owners but insists the word 'relegation' was never mentioned - only plans for the future in the top flight"
  • "Lawyers are close to signing off the deal that could help turn Nottingham into a Championship force – and turn relegation from the Premiership into an issue once more."
  • "Then, in the match against Sussex at Hove, where Yorkshire were fighting against relegation from the first division, he scored a career best 111 before taking 7-136 in the Sussex second innings."