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- n. The act or process of devolving; devolution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of devolving;; devolution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of devolving.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
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If there was a massive devolvement of power away from the centre, with Welsh, English and Northern Irish Parliaments (maybe a separate one for London too) then we could reduce the number of MPs (your idea of nothing sounds interesting).
Along with the rise of the regional parties there was also devolvement of power from the center to the state governments.
Further, in new devolvement, the developers have to pay for the roads, sewers etc (except in high density urban renewal districts, where the rest of us end up subsidizing them.)
A few companies had to lean on friendly institutions, or do structured deals with high net worth individuals to get the minimum subscription and avoid devolvement.
Unless reversed devolvement of America is inevitable. '
At what point in the devolvement of a fetus does it become human?
With Hillary Clinton still "not making any decisions" – – except to continue her devolvement into the most delusional political Diva since Dick Nixon, seemingly bent on derailing Democratic hopes for winning the White House – – she now joins a select group of causes and phenomena that just won't go away, no matter how much you wish they would.
What have we done to deserve this devolvement into a useless pathetic pack of absolute cowards.
But I think you may be mistaken regarding the devolvement if you will into protector/protective relationships that the writers have given the characters.
They responded after Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell expressed bewilderment at the manner in which Ruth Turner, Number 10′s director of devolvement relations, was arrested at home at dawn – while former Home Secretary David Blunkett accused police of ‘theatrics’.