leg-, lex

(Latin: pertaining to the law, legal)

From Latin legalis and lex, legis, law; lex is singular while leges is plural.

relegate (verb), relegates; relegated; relegating
1. To assign to a particular place, an unimportant position, or to an undesirable situation: George has been relegated to a lower paying job because he was unable to produce the profits that he told his supervisor that he would obtain.
2. Etymology: from Latin relegare, "to remove, to dismiss, to banish"; from re-, "back" + legare, "to send."
To remove to a worse position.
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To send to a less desirable situation.
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To remove to an undesirable area.
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