Definition for DE-VOLVE'

DE-VOLVE', v.t. [devolv'.]

Literally, to roll down: hence, to pass from one to another; to fall by succession from one possessor to his successor. In the absence of the commander in chief, the command devolved on the next officer in rank. On the death of the prince, the crown devolved on his eldest son.

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