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1 : The act of rolling down.

2 : Transference from one person to another; a passing or devolving upon a successor.

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1 : Devolution


The act of rolling down.

2 : Devolution


Transference from one person to another; a passing or devolving upon a successor.

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This word devolution uses 9 unique characters: D E I L N O T U V

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From Wikipedia

Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a subnational level, such as a regional or local level. It is a form of administrative decentralization. Devolved territories have the power to make legislation relevant to the area.

Devolution differs from federalism in that the devolved powers of the subnational authority may be temporary and are reversible, ultimately residing with the central government. Thus, the state remains de jure unitary. Legislation creating devolved parliaments or assemblies can be repealed or amended by central government in the same way as any statute. In federal systems, by contrast, sub-unit government is guaranteed in the constitution, so the powers of the sub-units cannot be withdrawn unilaterally by the central government (i.e. without the consent of the sub-units being granted through the process of constitutional amendment). The sub-units therefore have a lower degree of protection under devolution than under federalism.

From Wiktionary

See also: dévolution


  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Related terms
      • 1.3.2 Translations



Borrowed from Middle French dévolution, from Medieval Latin devolutio, devolutionis, from Latin devolvo.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːvəˈluːʃən/


devolution (plural devolutions)

  1. A rolling down.
  2. A descent, especially one that passes through a series of revolutions, or by succession
  3. The transference of a right to a successor, or of a power from one body to another.
  4. (pejorative) Degeneration (as opposed to evolution).
  5. (Britain) The transfer of some powers, and the delegation of some functions, from a central sovereign government to local government; eg. from Westminster to Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly.

Related terms[edit]

  • devolve


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