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Definition of "devolved" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of devolve. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "devolved" in a sentence
  • "The title devolved upon his brother, Sir Howard who had married, in July 1799, Anne, eldest daughter of James Dundas, Esq."
  • "It is understood that the title devolved on James, (third Earl of Hopetown,) who, however, did not assume the title but took the name of Johnstone in addition to that of Hope."
  • "George, second Lord Clifford, the eldest surviving son, dying unmarried in 169O, the title devolved upon his next bro - ther,"