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devolution


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devolution  \Dev`o*lu"tion\,  n.  [LL.  devolutio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]volution.] 
  1.  The  act  of  rolling  down  [R.] 
 
  The  devolution  of  earth  down  upon  the  valleys. 
  --Woodward. 
 
  2.  Transference  from  one  person  to  another;  a  passing  or 
  devolving  upon  a  successor. 
 
  The  devolution  of  the  crown  through  a  .  .  .  channel 
  known  and  conformable  to  old  constitutional 
  requisitions.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  devolution 
  n  :  the  delegation  of  authority  (especially  from  a  central  to  a 
  regional  government)  [syn:  {devolvement}] 




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