Definition of "devolved" []

  • To pass or cause to pass to a successor or substitute, as duties, power, etc (verb)
  • (of an estate, etc) to pass to another by operation of law, esp on intestacy or bankruptcy (verb)
  • To depend (on) (verb)
  • To roll down or cause to roll down (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of devolve. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : 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,"