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English definition of “devolve sth to sb”

devolve sth to sb

formal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with devolve   /dɪˈvɒlv/ us    /-ˈvɑːlv/
to give power or responsibility to a person or organization at a lower or more local level: The local education authorities have devolved financial control to individual schools.Colonisation and self-governmentBusiness and commerce - general words
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