devolve


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

devolve

v. when property is automatically transferred from one party to another by operation of law, without any act required of either past or present owner. The most common example is passing of title to the natural heir of a person upon his death. 2) passing of authority to a vice president on death of a president. 3) to give a territory sovereign rights to run itself.

devolve

verb be handed down to, be handed over, be transferred, bequeath, cause to pass to another, cede, change from one to another, change ownership, confer ownership, convey, deferre, delegate upon another, deliver over to a successor, descend by inheritance, descend upon, fall by inheritance, fall by succession, give, grant, interchange, invest with, leave to, make over, pass to, permittere, put in possession, sign away, substitute, trade, transfer, transfer ownership, transfer to, transmit, turn over
Associated concepts: devolution of a lease
See also: advance, alienate, assign, cede, convey, detail, entrust, pass, transfer
References in periodicals archive ?
The best way forward is to devolve powers and funding
Devolve brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously served in this capacity at EC Pigments USA.
In the meantime 36% have revealed 'No, he will never devolve powers to the Tamils.
Never mind elected mayors, we have got to devolve powers locally.
We call on you now to do the right thing for Wales and devolve powers over broadcasting to the National Assembly for Wales.
The Welsh Government argues that the UK Governments reluctance to devolve APD continues to place unjustifiable constraints on Wales ability to promote itself abroad and is hindering growth in its aviation sector and wider economy.
To date the UK Government has refused to devolve the tax, saying that to do so, for the purpose of its abolition or reduction across its three bands, would be damaging to Cardiff Airport's nearest rival Bristol.
Well-informed sources told that the Implementation Commission on 18th Amendment, which was headed by Senator Raza Rabbani has decided not to devolve HEC, as it comes under the Federal List, therefore, it cannot be dissolved.
WELSH Office minister David Jones yesterday ruled out plans to devolve alcohol licensing to the Assembly Government.
Prime Minister David Cameron suggested on Tuesday that he'd like to see the power to set the age that people can start voting devolved to the Assembly, telling Prime Ministers Questions: "We should respect the views of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Parliament, and we will devolve powers on voting age.
Chief executive Margaret lynch stated the position in a letter to the commission, who are drawing up plans to devolve further powers.
Lord Heseltine, the former Deputy Prime Minister, has urged the Government to devolve up to PS70bn a year to LEPs.