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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
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She will also confirm the governments intention for the devolved nations to not only maintain their existing powers once we leave the EU but also gain significant new decision-making abilities, including across issues such as water quality and energy efficiency.
The UK Government must realise that when it comes to devolved subjects, they are the government of England, and England alone.
We have listened to the concerns of the devolved governments and have put forward a proposal that will see significantly more devolved powers.
Already, the counties have been unable to perform their mandate properly for lack of enough funds even to finance the functions that have already been devolved.
It says that ahead of today's talks it has shared the proposed changes to the legislation with the devolved administrations and put a "considerable offer" on the table.
The case can be made and the benefits are clear, as so many services have already been devolved.
The Government have also been criticised for failing to hold a joint ministerial committee with the three devolved administrations since February.
He said that EOBI was included in the concurrent list under which various departments were to be devolved under 18th amendment but two provinces opposed its devolvement whereas Sindh passed its own EOBI Act while Punjab had also filed a case in the Supreme Court.
The country is facing a negotiation of tremendous importance and it is imperative that the devolved administrations play their part in making it work," May said in a statement her office released before the meeting.
Discussions are currently taking place between Holyrood and Westminster over the role the devolved administration should have in the UK's negotiations.
By agreeing to the negotiations early, Greater Manchester could have devolved powers as soon as 2017.
So how about our region: think what we could achieve with devolved budgets and powers to run our own public services, not to mention having autonomy for attracting business and manufacturing to invest in the North East.