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Definition: Devolve

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Dictionary Definition

  1. v. when property is automatically transferred from one party to another by operation of law, without any act required of either past or present owner. The most common example is passing of title to the natural heir of a person upon his/her death.
  2. passing of authority to a vice president on the death of a president.
  3. to give a territory sovereign rights to run itself.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Devolve. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 22, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Devolve. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 22, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Devolve. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Devolve are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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