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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) 1.2
    (British English) (Politics) (transferencia de competencias del gobierno central a un gobierno regional)
    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.
  • 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.

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).

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