1. delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation, deputation, authorization, authorisation, empowerment

usage: authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

2. relegation, categorization, categorisation, classification, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment

usage: the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category

3. relegation, banishment, proscription

usage: mild banishment; consignment to an inferior position; "he has been relegated to a post in Siberia"

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