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English definition of “devolve sth to sb/sth”

devolve sth to sb/sth

formal phrasal verb with devolve     /dɪˈvɒlv/ verb
to give power or responsibility to a person or organization at a lower or more local level Colonisation and self-governmentBusiness and commerce - general words
(Definition of devolve sth to sb/sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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