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English definition of “devolution”


noun [U] uk   /ˌdiː.vəˈluː.ʃən/ us  
the moving of power or responsibility from a main organization to a lower level, or from a central government to a local government: The majority of people in the province are in favour of devolution.Colonisation and self-governmentBusiness and commerce - general words
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