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

 

devolve to/on/upon

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

devolve something to/on/upon somebody

 
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to give a duty, responsibility, power, etc. to someone who has less authority than you The central government devolved most tax-raising powers to the regional authorities.