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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.

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However, it is unclear how Tet protein, Tet-interacting factors, and DNA 5hmC in target genes interplay and regulate the devolvement of NSCs.
Two decision makers (Pildat and Public survey) want to take a decision that which province is best from all provinces of Pakistan according to these parameters such as education, health, local bodies and devolvement programs i.e., parameters (E ).
As early as 1519, local administrators (celali) used not only mercenary forces (sekban), but also disaffected regular cavalrymen (sipahi) to demand a greater devolvement of power.
Among the topics are transnational history versus international history: a case of revisionism, art history and the culture of the image: a manifesto for global art history, feeling modern: narratives of slavery as entangled literary history, global pressures and cultural relativity: the case of media anthropology, relational diversity: religious pluralization and the politics of cohesion, and devolvement: from modern humanities toward global humanities.
It is clear from the powers earmarked for devolvement from Whitehall that there are agendas and priorities to which the charitable/ voluntary sectors can make a substantial contribution.
Pan En: With the quick devolvement of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and more of the world's population coming into the smart city era, mobile broadband will permeate all areas of the society.
Golburt finds much continuity across the period 1750-1850, and yet it is around a sense of distance from the 18th century that the new historical consciousness of the early 19th century crystallized: "Hence the eighteenth century's rapid antiquation, its devolvement into a starina (the olden days') despite its undeniable hold on Russian history.
"Evaluating Levels of Strategic Integration and Devolvement of Hu man Resource Management in the UK", Personnel Review, 29(2): 141-57.
What it [calls for] is a devolvement of the waste services [to municipalities] and for doing that over 18 months.
Calling for more "community" in nonspecific terms plays into the hands of the powerful and may hasten the devolvement sought by neoliberals.
Beijing will essentially lay emphasis on economic and trade cooperation like the construction of economic corridor and infrastructure devolvement, which will be beneficial to both Pakistan and China, but will be short of endorsing or providing security pledges in the wake of an attack from india.
Cameron has already given some devolvement to Scotland and if more demands from this minority party continue he should do what most English people want: cut Scotland adrift and let them take full independence, which is what the SNP is all about.