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devolution

Pronunciation: /ˌdevəˈluːʃən; ˌdiːvəˈluːʃən/

Translation of devolution in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 1.1 (delegation) delegación (feminine), transferencia (feminine) 1.2 (British English/inglés británico) [Politics/Política] [ 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/Derecho] cesión (feminine)
    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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