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relegate

Postby Klimt » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:33 pm

[rel-i-geyt]

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.

The only rational thing for the twentieth-century folk to do is to cover up the well; to make the twentieth century in truth the twentieth century, and to relegate to the nineteenth century and all the preceding centuries the things of those centuries, the witch-burnings, the intolerances, the fetiches, and, not least among such barbarisms.

There is not a creature in all this part of the world who could in the least understand with what heart-beatings I am looking forward to the flowering of these roses, and not a German gardening book that does not relegate all tea-roses to hot-houses, imprisoning them for life, and depriving them for ever of the breath of God.

Like the ancient Sophists, he relegates the more important principles of ethics to custom and probability.
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Postby Slava » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:01 pm

Relegation is a dismissive form of delegation.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:11 pm

Relegating to a back burner. A friend uses this term
when dismissing something because he has more
important things to do, or when his "plate is full", as he
puts it.
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