1 foll by: on, upon, to, etc. to pass or cause to pass to a successor or substitute, as duties, power, etc.
2 intr; foll by: on or upon (Law) (of an estate, etc.) to pass to another by operation of law, esp. on intestacy or bankruptcy
3 intr; foll by: on or upon to depend (on)
your argument devolves on how you interpret this clause
4 Archaic to roll down or cause to roll down
(C15: from Latin devolvere to roll down, fall into, from de- + volvere to roll)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 be transferred, commission, consign, delegate, depute, entrust, fall upon or to, rest with, transfer
2 (Law) alienate, be handed down, convey
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