Definition Of devolve


transfer or delegate (power) to a lower level, especially from central government to local or regional administration.

measures to devolve power to the provinces

Example Of devolve

  • A committee or coalition cannot instigate true love; the responsibility for this devolves to substantial human exemplars.

  • As in the other two we find in No.3 that amount of Conscientiousness which will give a desire to fulfil the duties devolving upon her in a trustworthy manner.

  • As the devolvement has proceeded, flexibility and innovation have taken a strange turn.

  • Behind the woolly talk of local powers and responsibilities is a failure to devolve real powers or funds to improve transport in the regions.

  • But since all are created equally in the image of God, there is a duty that devolves upon the ‘haves’ to give of their substance to the ‘have-nots’ in order to effect justice.

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