Devolution

Dev`o*lu"tion

(?), n. [LL. devolutio: cf. F. dvolution.] 1. The act of rolling down. [R.]
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The devolution of earth down upon the valleys.
Woodward.
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2. Transference from one person to another; a passing or devolving upon a successor.
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The devolution of the crown through a . . . channel known and conformable to old constitutional requisitions.
De Quincey.
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