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devolution

  

      n  
1    the act, fact, or result of devolving  
2    a passing onwards or downwards from one stage to another  
3       another word for       degeneration       3  
4    a transfer or allocation of authority, esp. from a central government to regional governments or particular interests  
     (C16: from Medieval Latin devolutio a rolling down, from Latin devolvere to roll down, sink into; see devolve)  
  devolutionary      adj  
  devolutionist      n, adj  
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devolution

  
  
decentralization, delegation  

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