Meaning of devolution
Pronunciation: (dev"u-l'shun or, esp. Brit., dē'vu-), [key]
- the act or fact of devolving; passage onward from stage to stage.
- the passing on to a successor of an unexercised right.
- the passing of property from one to another, as by hereditary succession.
- the transfer of power or authority from a central government to a local government.
- devolution (Thesaurus)