Definition of devolve:
- To pass by transmission or succession; to be handed over or down; - generally with on or upon, sometimes with to or into; as, after the general fell, the command devolved upon ( or on) the next officer in rank.
- To roll onward or downward; to pass on.
- To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; - generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.
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If her tactics, as well as her strategy, could be confined to the defensive; that is, if her generals could await the invaders in selected and prepared positions, and if no task more difficult should devolve upon her troops than shooting down their foes as they moved across the open to the assault of strong intrenchments, then the hope might reasonably be entertained that she might tire out the North.- "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
- "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
It is natural, perhaps, that you should now believe me anxious to hurry back to the lighthouse, and I should have told you before that it is my intention this time to remain longer than my wont, in which circumstance the arrangements for the entertaining of our relatives will devolve upon myself.- "The Light of Scarthey", Egerton Castle.