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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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Citizens ought to thoroughly grasp the extent of their "national responsibility" in matters of security and stability of the country as well as the responsibility devolving upon them in achieving the objectives of the Revolution, Larayedh further said.
He also highlighted the role devolving upon the Tunisian League of Human Rights, the National Council of Liberties and all the human rights structures, organisations and associations in this field.
15, 2011 (TAP) - Several political and diplomatic figures, academics, and media experts met on Monday in Tunis to discuss the role devolving upon Tunisian diplomacy after the Revolution of January 14.