Translation of devolution in Spanish:

devolution

Pronunciation: /ˌdevəˈluːʃən; ˌdiːvəˈluːʃən/

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  • 1 1.1 (delegation) delegación (f), transferencia (f) 1.2 (BrE) [Govt] transferencia de competencias del gobierno central a un gobierno regional
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    • 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] cesión (f)
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    • 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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