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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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The best way forward is to devolve powers and funding
Devolve brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously served in this capacity at EC Pigments USA.
In the meantime 36% have revealed 'No, he will never devolve powers to the Tamils.'
In a similar letter to Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns, Mr Davies said: "With a new Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer looking to mitigate the shortterm challenges of a 'hard Brexit', I believe this would be an ideal moment to devolve APD to Wales and hope you and Kevin will be able to support this move.
"Will you therefore devolve Remploy, for the Welsh factories, for the next three years, in order to ensure all of the factories that can have a future do have a future?" The Prime Minister said: "I will look carefully at the proposal you put forward, put forward in a spirit of being very constructive.
The report argues that if the UK Government has been prepared to devolve the other taxes recommended by the Silk Commission, including the partial devolution of income tax which involves a significant amount of money, it should be able to trust the Welsh Government with APD.
There is a gradual feeling we need to devolve more power down from Westminster.
NEVER was the adage "Power devolved is power retained" more obvious than in the refusal of the Conservative Westminster government to devolve air passenger duty [APD] to the Welsh Government because of the impact it might have on English airports, particularly Bristol.
Lord Heseltine, the former Deputy Prime Minister, has urged the Government to devolve up to PS70bn a year to LEPs.
ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Parliamentary commission, constituted for implementation on 18th amendment has changed Plan of Action to devolve ministries to Provinces.
Raza Rabbani said the process was underway to devolve the HEC to the provinces.