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American English: /ˌdɛvəˈl(j)uʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˌdiːvəˈluːʃ(ə)n/
, /ˌdɛvəˈluːʃ(ə)n/

Translation of devolution in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (delegation)
    Example sentences
    • Even after devolution, local government had little autonomy.
    • Both are now looking for a Plan B and I suspect that the next crucial battleground will be local government reform and devolution to smaller and more powerful councils.
    • In most instances widespread corruption, relatively centralised health policy making, and poor devolution to local governments lie at the core of the problem.
    1.2 (British) (Politics)
    (transferencia de competencias del gobierno central a un gobierno regional)
  • 2 (Law)
    Example sentences
    • That exception covers devolution of property on death or other matters of personal law [as well as] the application of African customary law in any case involving Africans.
    • A telling sign of heightened stress within the patrilineal family is the rise of litigation over property devolution.
    • This produces the following devolution of title to the legal estate and the equitable interest.
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Cultural Note: devolution

En el Reino Unido, el término devolution implica la transferencia de competencias del gobierno central tanto a las naciones históricas de Escocia y Gales y a la provincia de Irlanda del Norte, como a otras regiones periféricas del estado británico. Después de la victoria Laborista en las urnas en 1997, fueron inaugurados el Parlamento escocés Scottish Parliament y las Asambleas de Irlanda del Norte Northern Ireland Assembly y de Gales Welsh Assembly - National Assembly for Wales (NAfW).