pass on or delegate to another;
"The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"
be inherited by;
"The estate fell to my sister"
"The land returned to the family"
"The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
"Her condition deteriorated"
"Conditions in the slums degenerated"
"The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
- We devolve this affair on you, so do as you see fit.
- We devolve your company as a single agent in China.
- While he's ill, most of his work will devolve on me.
- More power is to be devolved to regional government.
Where little England..now devolves so quietly to the sea her sweet pastoral rivulets.出自： De Quincey