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DEVOLVE Definition & Legal Meaning

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To pass or be transferred from one person to another; to fall on, oraccrue to, one person as the successor of another; as, a title, right, office, liability. Theterm is said to be peculiarly appropriate to the passing of an estate from a person dyingto a person living. Parr v. Parr, 1 Mylne & K. 048; Babcock v. Maxwell, 29 Mont 31, 74Pac. 04. See DEVOLUTION.


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