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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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Qur'an, 2:85) Let there not be the slightest doubt in our minds that unless we commit ourselves to the most important responsibility of being witnesses unto the Qur'an, which devolves upon us by virtue of us having it and reading it, we shall never discharge what we owe to the Qur'an.
And yet frequently we find in one school room instructors that appear hardly competent to the discharge of the important and responsible duties which devolves upon them.
Thanking participants for their insights and suggestions, Mr Aman Gupta, Principal Advisor, IHP , concluded: "With sustained exposure to risk factors such as tobacco, unhealthy diets, obesity, sedentary lifestyles and stress being the main cause of NCDs, it devolves upon all stakeholders to ensure that lay people are sensitized to the dangers of unhealthy lifestyles.