Definition of "devolution"
  1. The process in which responsibilities or authority are handed over from one person or entity to another
How to use "devolution" in a sentence
  1. The devolution of the CEO's powers to the new executive was part of the company's transition plan.
  2. The devolution of parenting duties to the older sibling occurred when the parents went out of town.
  3. The devolution of the police department's authority to the military was due to the state of emergency.

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