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devolve (up)on (someone or something)

To become someone else's responsibility, as of a task or job. If Joe is out sick on Monday, I know that sorting the mail will devolve on me.
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devolve (up)on someone or something

[for something, such as a task] to be passed on to someone or a group. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) This job, I am afraid, devolves upon you and you alone. The task of repairing the damage devolved on Diane.
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Although not legally devolved many of the other areas of the criminal justice system, like the Crown Prosecution Service and the courts service, already operate with all-Wales structures.
He estimated on the data available that Manchester, the first Northern devolved authority, has achieved a growth rate almost as good as London while other parts of the North have not done so well.
Nobody wanted to hear that devolved units have led to devolved corruption which is why the EACC needs to be devolved as well.See you at the next jamboree, same time next year.
We are not opposed to UK-wide frameworks, when they are in Scotland's interest, but devolved powers can only be changed with the agreement of the Scottish Parliament.
"Imposing a Brexit settlement in the face of devolved opposition (while legally possible) would be a reckless strategy," said the Institute for Government, an independent think-tank.
Discussions are currently taking place between Holyrood and Westminster over the role the devolved administration should have in the UK's negotiations.
Independent financial modelling reveals that should APD be devolved to Scotland, Newcastle Airport would lose more than 500,000 passengers a year, whereas if APD were matched across England (i.e no English devolution on the levy were agreed) then the airport stands to gain some 1.3m passengers factoring in new routes, such as the recent Newcastle to New York line.
Dear Editor, Support for Ken Rushton's wish for a more democratically devolved way of running Birmingham (Post April 25) comes courtesy of an unlikely sugar plum fairy called Michael Heseltine.
Plaid Cymru has called for Remploy to be devolved in Wales.
Peshawar, November 19, 2011 (Frontier Star): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information and Culture Minister, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has reiterated, once again, that service protection would be ensured to all government employees of the devolved departments and no one would be removed from service.
PRIME Minister David Cameron is today urged to re-think plans for a referendum at the same time as elections to devolved administrations.
He explores the scope of devolved powers over social policy, identifies the comparative differences in social policy and provision, assesses the factors promoting convergence in social policy, examines the interfaces and overlaps in policy and provision which have developed with the interaction of both devolved and non-devolved powers between the three countries and the UK government, considers the role of underlying values and principles found in the approaches of the devolved administrations to social policy, and looks at some of the available evidence for comparing social need and the outcome of provision and expenditure since devolution.
Like other mayors, Power would like to see northern communities cooperating, putting pressure on the new government to return newly devolved responsibilities downloaded by the previous government back to the province.
If power is devolved to the states, the benefits of a strong central government go with it.
The devolved parliament in Dublin never really got off the ground and the (independent) Irish Free State came into existence in 1922, but the troubled Stormont Parliament lasted until 1972.