(v. t.) To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; -- generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.
(v. i.) To pass by transmission or succession; to be handed over or down; -- generally with on or upon, sometimes with to or into; as, after the general fell, the command devolved upon (or on) the next officer in rank.
(1) Photograph: Gareth Phillips for the Guardian Because health is devolved, the Welsh government can do things differently from England.
(2) This isn’t a devolved matter, this is about when they come to our shores here, UK taxpayers and their ability to use UK services,” Creasy said.
(3) We have already had the failure of House of Lords reform, the failure to change constituencies and the imbalance of MPs between England and the devolved assemblies.
(4) I want Monday’s meeting to be the start of a new grown-up relationship between the devolved administrations and the UK government – one in which we all work together to forge the future for everyone in the United Kingdom,” she said.
(5) Nowadays, many of the core welfare state functions have been devolved to the Scottish parliament.
(6) He implied that if Salmond lost the referendum, that would then expose different questions about the organisation and survival of the UK, where power has been devolved in, he said, an incoherent way.
(7) That included "a higher minimum wage; stopping the abuse of zero-hours contracts; skills and careers for all our young people; banks working for businesses again; energy bills frozen; 200,000 homes built a year by 2020; power devolved; the bedroom tax abolished; and our National Health Service restored".
(8) Some, including the Dutch and Polish government, are more interested in devolving power back to the member states.
(9) The 32 dead souls ringing the Dr Strangelove war room of the NFL ownership meeting interrupt their Randroid tongue-bathing only to squeal like scalded truffle pigs at the thought of any power devolving to the actual people whose ability, knowledge and gameplay make the NFL worth watching in the first place.
(10) "In the meantime, we urge the Westminster government to follow the Scottish example, embrace a Plan MacB approach for the UK economy and work with the three devolved administrations through a jobs summit to agree an immediate programme of employment creation."
(11) But if UK solidarity – and the rhetoric of one nation – is to mean something for every person in every corner of a devolved UK, much is to be said for caution over cutting one of the strongest ties that bind.
(12) I am very clear that I want to ensure we get the best possible deal for the United Kingdom that works for everyone across the United Kingdom and all parts of the UK when we enter these negotiation,” said the prime minister in Wales, at the start of a whirlwind UK tour aimed at drumming up last-minute support from the devolved administrations.
(13) The social responsibilities which devolve on monitors, the authorities, both sides of industry and the general public as a result of the establishment of monitoring systems are discussed.
(14) In his paper, Where is the peace dividend?, Knox contrasts the quality of life in the poorest areas, using the devolved Belfast government’s category of neighbourhood renewal areas (NRAs), with those that are not deemed to be in need of major socio-economic investment.
(15) This convention says that Westminster should not legislate on a matter which is normally devolved unless Holyrood has given its consent.
(16) He has signed 28 modest "city deals" with authorities to bring local control over areas from devolved transport funding to skills budgets, while – potentially – delivering extra money from the Treasury to Greater Manchester as the local economy grows.
(17) The new 14-strong BBC board will have four non-executive board members representing each of the devolved nations, appointed in the same way as the BBC chair.
(18) However, such a move is unlikely to win the backing of the nationalist SDLP or Alliance party, and in turn would create internal demands from within the DUP to also leave the devolved administration.
(19) Calling for a full re-evaluation of the union, Jones hailed the UK government's decision this month to offer the Welsh assembly new tax-raising and borrowing powers, but said the UK needed to have consistent ways of devolving power.
(20) Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of the governing PiS party, has already used the UK’s leave vote to call for thorough reform of the EU, arguing that a new European treaty devolving more power to member states is the only way to prevent further disintegration of the bloc.
(v. i.) To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.
(v. i.) To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again.
(v. i.) To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.
(v. i.) To revert; to pass back into possession.
(v. i.) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
(v. t.) To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.
(v. t.) To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
(v. t.) To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
(v. t.) To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks.
(v. t.) To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
(v. t.) To report, or bring back and make known.
(v. t.) To render, as an account, usually an official account, to a superior; to report officially by a list or statement; as, to return a list of stores, of killed or wounded; to return the result of an election.
(v. t.) Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers.
(v. t.) To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ.
(v. t.) To convey into official custody, or to a general depository.
(v. t.) To bat (the ball) back over the net.
(v. t.) To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.
(n.) The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary.
(n.) The act of returning (transitive), or sending back to the same place or condition; restitution; repayment; requital; retribution; as, the return of anything borrowed, as a book or money; a good return in tennis.
(n.) That which is returned.
(n.) A payment; a remittance; a requital.
(n.) An answer; as, a return to one's question.
(n.) An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, and the like; as, election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.
(n.) The profit on, or advantage received from, labor, or an investment, undertaking, adventure, etc.
(n.) The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, as a molding or mold; -- applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.
(n.) The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court.
(n.) The certificate of an officer stating what he has done in execution of a writ, precept, etc., indorsed on the document.
(n.) The sending back of a commission with the certificate of the commissioners.
(n.) A day in bank. See Return day, below.
(n.) An official account, report, or statement, rendered to the commander or other superior officer; as, the return of men fit for duty; the return of the number of the sick; the return of provisions, etc.
(n.) The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.
(1) If Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, who bought the island in 1738, were to return today he would doubtless recognise the scene, though he might be surprised that his small private buildings have grown into a sizable hotel.
(2) Until his return to Brazil in 1985, Niemeyer worked in Israel, France and north Africa, designing among other buildings the University of Haifa on Mount Carmel; the campus of Constantine University in Algeria (now known as Mentouri University); the offices of the French Communist party and their newspaper l'Humanité in Paris; and the ministry of external relations and the cathedral in Brasilia.
(3) Squadron Leader Kevin Harris, commander of the Merlins at Camp Bastion, the main British base in Helmand, praised the crews, adding: "The Merlins will undergo an extensive programme of maintenance and cleaning before being packed up, ensuring they return to the UK in good order."
(4) Blood flow decreased immediately after skin expansion in areas over the tissue expander on days 0 and 1 and returned to baseline levels within 24 hours.
(5) Eighty-two per cent of patients with falciparum malaria had recently returned from Africa whereas 82% with vivax malaria had visited Asia.
(6) Other haematological parameters remained normal, with the exception of the absolute number of lymphocytes, which initially fell sharply but soon returned to, and even exceeded, control levels.
(7) Since the advance and return of sperm inside the tubes could facilitate the interaction of sperm with secretions participating in its maturation, the persistent infertility after vasectomy could be related to the contractile alteration that follows the excessive tubal distention.
(8) In documents due to be published by the bank, it will signal a need to shed costs from a business that employs 10,000 people as it scrambles to return to profit.
(9) Compared with conservative management, better long-term success (determined by return of athletic soundness and less evidence of degenerative joint disease) was achieved with surgical curettage of elbow subchondral cystic lesions.
(10) I can see you use humour as a defence mechanism, so in return I could just tell you that if he's massively rich or famous and you've decided you'll put up with it to please him, you'll eventually discover it's not worth it.
(11) Though the 54-year-old designer made brief returns to the limelight after his fall from grace, designing a one-off collection for Oscar de la Renta last year , his appointment at Margiela marks a more permanent comeback.
(12) In order for the club to grow and sustain its ability to be a competitive force in the Premier League, the board has made a number of decisions which will strengthen the club, support the executive team, manager and his staff and enhance shareholder return.
(13) Results indicate that energy had not returned to patients' satisfaction in 37% of the cases.
(14) By the time Van Kirk returned to the US in June 1943, he had flown 58 combat and eight transport missions.
(15) Mice also had a decreased ability to develop delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions while being given cadmium; this abnormality also returned toward normal after withdrawal of cadmium.
(16) Of the 138 patients who were admitted to the study, only seventy-one (51 per cent) could be followed for an average of 3.5 years (a typical return rate of urban trauma centers).
(17) These results indicate that during IPPV the increased Pcv attenuates the pressure gradient for venous return and decreases CO and that the compensatory increase in Psf is caused by a blood shift from unstressed to stressed blood volume.
(18) A 99.0% response rate was obtained: 2750 of a possible 2778 diaries were returned.
(19) Dominic Fifield Facebook Twitter Pinterest Ravel Morrison, who has been on loan at QPR, may be set for a return to Loftus Road.
(20) But whatever they invested in me, they got in return 10, 20 times more.