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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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11 -- Mahinda Rajapaksa will devolve powers to the Tamils of Sri Lanka, the Asian Tribune polls survey clearly reveals.
While 7% has said, 'Sinhala leaders will not allow the President to devolve powers to the Tamils'
In the meantime 36% have revealed 'No, he will never devolve powers to the Tamils.'
In conclusion the survey has revealed a realistic trend and Asian Tribune has the fullest confidence that President Mahinda Rajapaksa would devolve powers to the Tamils and embrace the minority ethnic groups in Sri Lanka and lead a peaceful and a united country.
There has already been an attempt to devolve powers over APD to Wales.
What the UK Government will actually be saying if they refuse to devolve APD is that we don't believe the people of Wales will threaten to leave the union in the way that the people of Scotland did.