Devolve Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Devolve, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Devolve?

v. The automatic transfer of property from one party to another through an operation of law that does not require an act by the past or present owner. For example: passing title to the natural heir of a person’s upon his/her death. 2) Upon the death of a president, the passing of authority to a vice president. 3) To give a territory the sovereign right to run itself.