Definition of relegation:
exclusion (part of speech: noun)
- riddance (part of speech: noun)
At any other time Dick would have been amused at this serene relegation of the lofty Estudillos and Peraltas to the caste of the Indian convert, but he was worried to think that perhaps Cecily was really being bored by the absence of neighbors.- "The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
- "A Mysterious Disappearance", Gordon Holmes.
Secondly, the sharper relegation, which adds to the simple relegation an announcement of the fact to the magistracy of the place of abode of the offender; and, according to the discretion of the court, a confinement in an ordinary prison, previous to the banishment, is added; and also the sharper relegation can be extended to more than four years, the ordinary term,- yes, even to perpetual expulsion.- "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.