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devolution

Politics a transfer or allocation of authority, esp from a central government to regional governments or particular interests
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Hor Vastus and Kantos Kan, with my other noble lieutenants, I left with Carthoris at Helium, that he might have the benefit of their wisdom, bravery, and loyalty in the performance of the arduous duties which had devolved upon him.
This was not only done in token of their presence, but as a signal to those on whom the task devolved, that it was time to take possession of the lobbies of both Houses, and of the various avenues of approach, and of the gallery stairs.
There was a ruined uncle in the family group--ruined by his brother, the Father of the Marshalsea, and knowing no more how than his ruiner did, but accepting the fact as an inevitable certainty--on whom her protection devolved.
Maylie was every ready and collected: performing all the duties which had devolved upon her, steadily, and, to all external appearances, even cheerfully.
The debate also revealed that while the Scottish National Party despises the Conservative Party and its bedroom tax, it nevertheless supports Conservative Party policy on full devolved taxation powers because it would give Scotland independence from the 'hated Westminster political clique.
THE North East should be interested in the news that Greater Manchester is to get devolved powers over its NHS budget to enable it to integrate health and social care over 10 combined authorities.
A Downing Street spokesman said last night: "Of course we will continue to work with and listen to the devolved administrations on a whole range of issues.
Given the North East is already the most isolated of the three regions and has the smallest economy, it cannot further weaken its negotiation position by delaying the implementation of devolved powers.
Scotland already enjoys a fair amount of devolved powers.
For John, a devolved parliament was not just an icon of Scottish identity but a workshop for social justice.
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.
And we have been actively - and successfully - pitching for greater devolved resources and responsibilities for our region from Government for years.