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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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Speaking as he published details of the new powers that will transfer to the devolved governments, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, David Lidington MP, said:
Politicians representing devolved governments have been vociferous in claiming that they should be involved in the Brexit negotiations, despite the fact that in Northern Ireland no government has existed for over a year.
Devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have no such dual loyalties, their sole function being to put their own countries and inhabitants first with annual "devolution settlements".
I therefore urge the parties to resolve their outstanding differences to see the restoration of devolved government quickly.
Mr Brokenshire said: "Since the Northern Ireland Assembly election on March 2 our focus has been on re-establishing inclusive, devolved government.
Peter Robinson, whose Protestant Democratic Unionist Party share power with the nationalist Sinn Fein in a devolved government, said it would be a tragedy to lose a "family member".
THE leader of Northern Ireland's devolved government Peter Robinson has threatened to quit unless a judicial inquiry is ordered into the collapse of the Hyde Park bomb trial.
Wales' former top civil servant Sir Jon Shortridge, a key figure in securing devolved Government, will also collect an award today.
Firstly, most of them are making it clear they want full independance from the UK, not just devolved government.
IN AN effort to restore devolved government, there are rumours that the main parties in Northern Ireland - and the SDLP, have decided to quit talking and are, instead, each nominating one prominent female member to decide our constitutional future in a series of bouts of naked mud-wrestling.
In that year devolved government was suspended and it was to take some 35 years for it to be re-established on anything like a sustainable basis.
Mr Brokenshire said: "Since the Assembly election on March 2 our focus has been on re-establishing inclusive, devolved government.