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Definition of devolve:

  1. 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.
  2. To roll onward or downward; to pass on.
  3. 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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