Devolve

Definition of Devolve

De`volve´
v. t.1.To roll onward or downward; to pass on.
[imp. & p. p. Devolved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Devolving.]
2.To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; - generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.
v. i.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.
His estate . . . devolved to Lord Somerville.
- Johnson.

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