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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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It devolves upon us to allow insurgents, hegemonic players or naysayers to do little to hurt this sentiment.
In such circumstances, it devolves upon the leaders who represent such communities to make them aware that such views have no place in modern times, as also no scientific basis.
Often, this vengeful violence knows no bounds and devolves upon the off-spring as well.
The Governor pointed out that the country is passing through a sensitive phase and greater responsibility devolves upon Ulema, Madaris and associated people to ensure that unwanted elements does not join their ranks.