What does the word relegate mean?

Usage examples for relegate

  1. Having grasped the reins of government, the fellahin colonels proceeded to relegate their Turkish and Circassian rivals to service at Khartum- an ingenious form of banishment. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  2. During this preliminary stage give the old but disappointing favourite another chance to show that it will not desert you in the hour of need; but if it fails to rise to the occasion and you blunder with it during the play at the first and second holes, pass sentence upon it forthwith and relegate it finally to your bag. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  3. But you can't relegate me! – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester