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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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Mr Bull's confused opinion suggested that Mr Brown argued for full devolved tax powers to Scotland which means, correctly, in Mr Bull's words 'independence in all but name' for Scotland.
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.
Sturgeon will tell a British-Irish Council Summit: "It is absolutely essential that Scotland's voice, and those of the other devolved administrations, is heard to ensure our interests are acknowledged - we can't be kept in the dark.
Equally if the UK was to come out of the EU, trading relationships with the remaining EU Member States would have to be hastily renegotiated, and regions with devolved powers would be in a better position to take advantage of the situation.
She rejected any talk of devolved powers for Scotland as an incentive to halt that aspiration.
ISLAMABAD -- All four province, Monday, lamented against non transfer assets and ownership of several devolved subjects under 18th constitutional amendment.
Plaid Cymru has called for Remploy to be devolved in Wales.
And decision making powers linked to those areas are also being devolved.
PRIME Minister David Cameron is today urged to re-think plans for a referendum at the same time as elections to devolved administrations.
The Secretary of State later said: "We need to work closely with devolved ministers in building up the private sector.
He explores the scope of devolved powers over social policy, identifies the comparative differences in social policy and provision, assesses the factors promoting convergence in social policy, examines the interfaces and overlaps in policy and provision which have developed with the interaction of both devolved and non-devolved powers between the three countries and the UK government, considers the role of underlying values and principles found in the approaches of the devolved administrations to social policy, and looks at some of the available evidence for comparing social need and the outcome of provision and expenditure since devolution.
ENGLAND'S General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) budget is to be devolved to PCTs from April 1, it has been announced.