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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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"I have always been cautious about devolving extra powers to the Assembly, but on this occasion I have no hesitation about the advantages.
Bristol Airport, Cardiff's closest rival, has claimed that any devolving of APD to Wales - even though it doesn't have any direct long-haul scheduled flight - would be anti-competitive.
Lord Beecham, who led Newcastle City Council for 17 years, said: "They are devolving this to the Welsh assembly, but I would argue strongly that the same principle should apply to the North East.
But Prime Minister David Cameron said there would be no decision on devolving them until after the Scottish referendum in 2014.
Yesterday, Sinn Fein's Ard Comhairle met in Dublin and following the meeting, party president Gerry Adams demanded the two governments set a date for devolving policing or else Sinn Fein will withdraw from power-sharing.
Third, devolving power to the states does not solve the problem it is designed to address.
"The UK Government needs to recognise these opportunities for Wales and demonstrate its commitment to equity within the devolution system by setting out a plan for devolving APD to Wales by 2021."
"We welcome the fact that the Ministry of Justice are moving towards devolving more responsibilities to commissioners around victims and witnesses.
I am happy to consider devolving further powers to the Assembly and the Welsh Government where theres a clear purpose for doing so.
Conservative minister Matt Hancock responded: "I have had no discussions with the Welsh Government on devolving these powers to Wales."
"I am very keen that we publish a paper on the mechanics of possibly devolving corporation tax to the devolved institutions here."
A group of 14 backbench MPs, including Birmingham's Lynne Jones, has signed a Commons motion calling for Labour to 'complete its unfinished business' by devolving more power to the regions.