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RELEGATION, civil law. Among the Romans relegation was a banishment to a certain place, and consequently was an interdiction of all places except the one designated.
     2. It differed from deportation. (q.v.) Relegation and deportation agree u these particulars: 1. Neither could be in a Roman city or province. 2. Neither caused the party punished to lose his liberty. Inst. 1,16, 2; Digest, 48, 22, 4; Code, 9, 47,26.
     3. Relegation and deportation differed in this. 1. Because deportation deprived of the right of citizenship, which was preserved notwithstanding the relegation. 2. Because deportation was always perpetual, and relegation was generally for a limited time. 3. Because deportation was always attended with confiscation of property, although not mentioned in the sentence; while a loss of property was not a consequence of relegation unless it was perpetual, or made a part of the sentence. Inst. 1, 12, 1 & 2; Dig. 48, 20, 7, 5; Id. 48, 22, 1 to 7; Code, 9, 47, 8.

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The possibility of promotion and relegation should focus attention on the importance of every single game.
The promotion and relegation issue has arisen with Georgia winning the second tier again and Parisse was asked about the concept.
The RFL has set up a working group to establish whether a return to promotion and relegation would be beneficial, and Harrison has urged them to bring it back.
NEWCASTLE Falcons prop Ashley Wells is in favour of English rugby's promotion and relegation system - even though it might mean his own team making the drop.
Redknapp has tasted promotion and relegation throughout his 28-year career in management and has criticised any foreign owners who would vote to end relegation.
But there has been an improvement in their performances in recent weeks and if that continues they are likely to heavily influence promotion and relegation issues between now and the end of the season.
Promotion and relegation will not come into the picture until the 2010/11 season and even then, it will be on the aggregate points totals from the three seasons.

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