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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Every headlong stream Devolves its winding waters to the main. --Akenside. [1913 Webster] Devolved his rounded periods. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; -- generally with upon, sometimes with to or into. [1913 Webster] They devolved a considerable share of their power upon their favorite. --Burke. [1913 Webster] They devolved their whole authority into the hands of the council of sixty. --Addison. [1913 Webster]