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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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But Mr Davies refuted the claims, saying greater devolved powers were not necessary for increased economic success.
If you believe Wales deserves an efficient, slim-lined and cost-effective transparent democracy, then say No to further devolved powers for the Politicians, and write to your AM to let him or her know.
SIR - It would seem the Westminster Government is riding roughshod over devolved powers in Wales by setting up a commission to speed up the planning process of wind farm schemes in Wales ("Fast track wind farms", Oct 24).
Alistair Darling said the North East had to attract thriving new businesses if it is to win devolved powers from current Chancellor George Osborne or whoever succeeds him if Labour win the election.
You then chose to publish a series of allegations made by the leader of the Assembly Lib Dem group about a private meeting at which she was not present under a headline which is untrue ("Revealed: Tory plan to return devolved powers to London", June 3).
The proposals by the North East Combined Authority could see significant devolved powers boost economic growth in the region.
We've spoken out in favour of devolved powers for a long time because it's important that there is political recognition of Welsh identity, community and history.
Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council George Dunning said: "The proposed combined authority would provide the five local authorities and business with the opportunity to strengthen their relationship and secure any future devolved powers and funding from central government.
It is high time that this most centralised of governments actually devolved powers to the people and this is what local government is about - not about reflecting central power issues in Westminster.
Some form of devolved powers to the North East needs to result in us being in a position to ensure that Northumberland has a strong voice within the region and that our rural issues are not neglected.
Roger Young, the director of the Institute of Directors Wales, said businesses would be wary of tax-raising powers, but saw more devolved powers as beneficialOwain Llywelyn, chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Wales, said, 'RICS Wales and its membership is broadly in acceptance of the conclusion of the Richard Commission - setting a template for the future governance of Wales over the next three decades.