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devolutionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌdiː.vəˈluː.ʃən/
the ​moving of ​power or ​responsibility from a ​mainorganization to a ​lowerlevel, or from a ​centralgovernment to a ​localgovernment: The ​majority of ​people in the ​province are in ​favour of devolution.
(Definition of devolution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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devolutionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌdiːvəˈluːʃən/ POLITICS
the ​movement of ​power or ​responsibility from one ​person or ​group to another: The Solomon Islands is a ​constitutional monarchy with ​substantial devolution of ​power to provincial ​governments.
(Definition of devolution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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