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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 said: "The best way is to devolve powers and funding.
To better tackle the need for affordable social housing, we want to devolve new housing benefit powers to the Scottish Parliament.
Devolve brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously served in this capacity at EC Pigments USA.
The hog bill fails to support and assist local bodies, and rather devolves the powers of local government onto a state agency not equipped to deal with the concerns of local residents.
It was also revealed the Chancellor has "asked all relevant secretaries of state to proactively consider what they can devolve to local areas.
The solution: Devolve authority and tax dollars back to the 50 states - the "laboratories of democracy," as Louis Brandeis famously called them - and even further down, to counties and cities.
The First Minister said the manifesto, which contains pledges to scrap zero hours contracts, devolve policing, and a commitment for an extra PS375m of annual funding for Wales, offered the people a "better plan for the future".
Devolve stamp duty land tax and landfill tax to Wales, enabling the Assembly to replace them with new taxes specific to Wales;
DAVID Cameron has said he will "look carefully" at a proposal to devolve money for threatened Remploy factories to Wales - but warned they are being closed for sound reasons.
THE three main pro-Union parties at Holyrood have come up with their own plans to devolve more powers on issues such as tax-raising and benefits.
The formula to devolve ministries to Provinces would be finalized later.
The commission met under the chairmanship of Chairman Senator Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday to review the homework to devolve seven ministries to Provinces.