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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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This is by no means the end of the road [in devolving powers].
A POWERFUL advisory group has urged the Government to make up its mind quickly about devolving corporation tax to Northern Ireland.
CAS are in favour of devolving all welfare powers to Edinburgh with the exception of the state pension.
Speaking to the Daily Post Labour leader Ed Miliband said devolving policing was the 'right thing to d',' but it had to be done the right way.
Conservative minister Matt Hancock responded: "I have had no discussions with the Welsh Government on devolving these powers to Wales.
Northern Ireland has powers to decide on APD and it is now feared this has set a precedent, but Mr Laws said the Treasury could lose out by fully devolving APD.
Second, the rationale of devolving power to the states in order to return to our historical roots is a myth.
Talks between the power-sharing parties hit an impasse midweek when the DUP insisted on scrapping the Parades Commission as a precondition to devolving policing powers to Stormont.
Timmins Mayor Vic Power is convinced that economic development in the North must begin with the federal government devolving power to Northern Ontario.
The report recommends devolving the following benefits: Housing benefit (approx.
We accept there is diminished value in devolving a power that will not be used.
Our survey suggested the result of a referendum on devolving the power to vary income tax rates up or down would be too close to call.