devolutionary
adjective see devolution

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • devolution — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin devolution , devolutio, from Latin devolvere Date: 1545 1. transference (as of rights, powers, property, or responsibility) to another; especially the surrender of powers to local authorities by a central government …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Scottish Government — This article is about modern post devolutionary government. For historical government of the Kingdom of Scotland, see Government of Scotland. Scottish Government Riaghaltas na h Alba Logo of the Scottish Government …   Wikipedia

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