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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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Council leaders know that despite them all agreeing they did not want elected mayors, they have had to bite the devolution bullet and do a 'U' turn again, similar to elected Police and Crime Commissioners which all the regional Labour politicians were against.
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The federal government appointed lawyer Brian Dominique as its chief negotiator to work towards a devolution deal.
But Allan says his committee have been taking evidence for four years on the demands for proper devolution - and claims that a quick fix will satisfy no one.
Mr Sparks said that he was calling for an urgent meeting to discuss the constitution and speed up the process of English devolution.
Moreover, both the debates on independence and 'devo-max' in Scotland, and Welsh public appetite for further devolution, are likely to drive further development of Welsh devolution.
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FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones yesterday urged the UK Government to hand borrowing and tax powers to Wales to prove devolution can work.
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