devolution
de·vo·lu·tion /ˌde-və-'lü-shən, ˌdē-/ n: the transfer (as of rights, powers, property, or responsibility) to another

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

devolution
I noun assignment, bequeathal, bequest, change of hands, change-over, conveyance, delegation, delegation of duties, deliverance, delivery, demise, devise, interchange, nonretention, reversion, substitution, succession, succession of property rights, transfer, transfer of property, transference, transmission associated concepts: devolution of liability, devolution of property II index conveyance, delegation (assignment), deputation (selection of delegates), succession

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


devolution
1. the transmission of an interest in property from one person to another by operation of law.
2. in constitutional law, the giving of a degree of power, functional, sectional or geographic, to an inferior body. A recent legal model appeared in the Scotland Act 1998.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


devolution
The transfer of rights, powers, or an office (public or private) from one person or government to another.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

devolution
n.
   1) the transfer of title to real property by the automatic operation of law.
   2) n. the transfer of rights, powers or an office (public or private) from one person or government to another.
   See also: devolve

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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