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Word: devolve

Definition: deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to


Sentences Containing 'devolve'

Machine-gun units were to be under corps control until the black line was reached then devolve to divisions, ready to sweep the Steenbeek valley and cover the advance to the green line by 51st and 39th divisions.
Officers in the Continental Line who died during the War were also entitled to be recorded as members, and membership would devolve to their eldest male heir.
The Indo-Lanka Accord signed on 29 July 1987 required the Sri Lankan government to devolve powers to the provinces and, in the interim, to merge the Northern and Eastern provinces into one administrative unit.
Under the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord of July 1987—and the resulting 13th amendment to the constitution—the Government of Sri Lanka agreed to devolve some authority to the provinces.
Winifed tries to let him down gently, explaining that she intends to marry Eddie as soon as the surgeries are complete, and Malcomb seems to accept her statement, but he later vindictively sabotages the DNA solution used during Eddie's leg surgeries with the contaminated RNA, causing the former soldier to start to devolve into a primitive brutish state with hairy hands and a Neanderthal brow ridge.

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