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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEVOLVED, pp. Rolled down; passed over to another.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Devolve De*volve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devolved; p. pr. & vb. n. Devolving.] [L. devolvere, devolutum, to roll down; de + volvere to roll down; de + volvere to roll. See Voluble.] 1. To roll onward or downward; to pass on. Every headlong stream Devolves its winding waters to the main. --Akenside. Devolved his rounded periods. --Tennyson. 2. To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; -- generally with upon, sometimes with to or into. They devolved a considerable share of their power upon their favorite. --Burke. They devolved their whole authority into the hands of the council of sixty. --Addison.



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