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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devolve  \De*volve"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Devolved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Devolving}.]  [L.  devolvere  devolutum  to  roll  down 
  de  +  volvere  to  roll  down  de  +  volvere  to  roll.  See 
  {Voluble}.] 
  1.  To  roll  onward  or  downward;  to  pass  on 
 
  Every  headlong  stream  Devolves  its  winding  waters  to 
  the  main.  --Akenside. 
 
  Devolved  his  rounded  periods.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  transfer  from  one  person  to  another;  to  deliver  over 
  to  hand  down  --  generally  with  upon  sometimes  with  to  or 
  into 
 
  They  devolved  a  considerable  share  of  their  power 
  upon  their  favorite.  --Burke. 
 
  They  devolved  their  whole  authority  into  the  hands 
  of  the  council  of  sixty.  --Addison. 




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