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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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He emphasized in this regard the responsibility devolving upon media officials in the Arab world to carry out an in-depth survey of youths' behaviours in order to teach them the values of modernity and citizenship, deep-root their civilizational identity and increase their opening out onto the other.
Presiding over the inaugural session, RCD Vice-Chairman, Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi highlighted the care of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to secure the periodicity of this meeting in view of the role devolving upon the Central Committee in assessing the party's activities and further looking at issues relating to the party's progress and to the different fields of political, economic and social life in the country.
Moreover, she highlighted the positive results which crowned the Congress works and stressed the great boost given to the women's organisation by President Ben Ali, insisting on the role devolving upon UNFT in implementing the objectives of the presidential programme "Together We Meet Challenges," making known the gains achieved for the benefit of women, family and the society in general and further raising awareness about the significance of the reforming policy carried out in Tunisia, since the Change.
The Tunisian side expressed satisfaction at the excellent relations of co-operation between Tunisia and Japan, pointing up the importance of the mission devolving upon the two countries' MPs in boosting co-operation.