relegatio (rel-<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh), n.[fr. Latin relegare “to send away”] Roman law.

Temporary or permanent banishment of a condemned criminal from Rome and the criminal’s

native province, without loss of citizenship or forfeiture of all the criminal’s property. Cf.


“Relegatio. The expulsion of a citizen ordered either by an administrative act of a magistrate

or by judgment in a criminal trial. In the latter case the relegatio was sometimes combined with

additional punishments, such as confiscation of the whole or of a part of the property of the

condemned person, loss of Roman citizenship, confinement in a certain place. A milder form of

relegatio was the exclusion of the wrongdoer from residence in a specified territory. Illicit return

was punished with the death penalty.” Adolf Berger, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Roman Law 673

(1953). [Blacks Law 8th]