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Synonyms for devolution
ˌdɛv əˈlu ʃən; esp. Brit. ˈdi və-de·vo·lu·tion

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  1. degeneration, devolutionnoun

    the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

    Synonyms:
    degeneration, decadence, degeneracy, retrogression, decadency, devolvement

    Antonyms:
    evolution, development

  2. devolution, devolvementnoun

    the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)

    Synonyms:
    degeneration, devolvement

    Antonyms:
    evolution, development

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How to use devolution in a sentence?

  1. Hoshyar Zebari:

    Before, the Sunnis were very sensitive to believing (devolution) would lead to secession, to the breakup of Iraq but now they’re coming to terms with it.

  2. Riek Machar:

    Our country needs Federalism so that there will be devolution of power, and no other tribes will live at the expense of other.

  3. David Cameron himself:

    I want to bring our country together, our United Kingdom, together, not least by implementing as fast as we can the devolution that we rightly promised and came together with other parties to agree both for Wales and for Scotland.

  4. David Cameron:

    We all agreed, as do the Scottish public, that the independence referendum should be a 'once in a generation' or a 'once in a lifetime' event, so now it is time to move on. Some may want to obsess about separation, but I am focused on delivering devolution.

  5. Toby Perkins:

    There is a desire in this era of devolution for England's voice to be heard.

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