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devolution

n. the transfer of rights, powers, or an office (public or private) from one person or government to another. (See: devolve)

devolution

noun assignment, bequeathal, bequest, change of hands, conveyance, delegation, delegation of duties, deliverance, delivery, demise, devise, interchange, nonretention, reversion, substitution, succession, succession of property rights, transfer, transfer of property, transference, transmission
Associated concepts: devolution of liability, devolution of property
See also: assignment, conveyance, delegation, deputation, succession

devolution

1 the transmission ofan interest in property from one person to another by operation of law.
2 in constitutional law, the giving of a degree of power, functional, sectional or geographic, to an inferior body. A recent legal model appeared in the Scotland Act 1998.

DEVOLUTION, eccl. law. The transfer, by forfeiture, of a right and power which a person has to another, on account of some act or negligence of the person who is vested with such right or power: for example, when a person has the right of preseptation, and he does not present within the time prescribed, the right devolves on his next immediate superior. Ayl. Par. 331.

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DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATIONS "We are strongly of the view that APD rates should not be a matter to be decided by the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Many of these cases are often extremely sensitive and it's a matter of great concern that the Wilson doctrine does not apply to the devolved administrations.
This would subject the fiscal policies of the devolved administrations to the disciplines of the market.
The devolved administrations will be allowed to keep underspent money up to an agreed cap, of 0.
Most of the contact that takes place between the devolved administrations and the Government is actually with the functional departments.
Culture ministers from the three devolved administrations have agreed to work together to hold the BBC and UK government to account to ensure the continued delivery of public service broadcasting principals.
These bodies include but are not limited to Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, Devolved Administrations, NHS Bodies and providers to the NHS, Local Authorities, Police, Voluntary Sector, Charities and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these public sector bodies.
The white paper said the scope of the proposals was "UK wide", and it was for devolved administrations to determine their own approach.
But while the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland worked well together and showed flexibility, that same principle didn't extend to the profiteering pharamacutical companies.
But a "factual" paper on funding mechanisms for the devolved administrations, setting out how they work, has been promised and could be published later this summer.
The demand for more Treasury cash comes ahead of the Chancellor's comprehensive spending review (CSR) which sets out money allocated to government departments and devolved administrations.
All four devolved administrations worked together to agree the allocations.