Definition of devolve on/upon phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

devolve on/upon

 phrasal verb
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    devolve on/upon somebody/something

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  1. 1 if a duty, responsibility, etc. devolves on/upon you, it is given to you by someone at a higher level of authority
  2. 2if property, money, etc. devolves on/upon you, you receive it after someone else dies

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