(redirected from Devolved government)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for devolution

transfer of power


  • transfer of power
  • decentralization
  • distribution of power
  • surrender of power
  • relinquishment of power

Synonyms for devolution

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

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

References in periodicals archive ?
The document published today by the Cabinet Office makes clear that the vast majority of these policy powers are now intended to be in the full control of the devolved governments from day one of Brexit.
On Thursday, the two premiers were in Armagh to reveal that work was already under way to heighten North-South co-operation in case all sides failed to agree to get a devolved government in Northern Ireland up and running.
He believed Scotland and Wales would "lead the way" in setting up new forms of devolved government throughout the UK.
Secretary of State James Brokenshire said progress has been made on developing a programme for devolved government and addressing legacy issues.
July 14, 1999 - UUP refuses to join devolved government before IRA gives up guns.
The President underlined the need to utilise the five years of experience to build on the next phase of devolved government.
In that year devolved government was suspended and it was to take some 35 years for it to be re-established on anything like a sustainable basis.
Mr Brokenshire said: "Since the Northern Ireland Assembly election on March 2 our focus has been on re-establishing inclusive, devolved government. "The forthcoming UK General Election does not change that.
Even now, with devolved government, taxation and broad economic policy remains a non-devolved function of central government.
In other words, should the devolved government inWales have the same power as those in Scotland and Northern Ireland?
CBI Scotland's assistant director, David Lonsdale, said: "We welcome the devolved government's commitment to settling supplier invoices within ten days.
Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe's shock post-dated resignation, which becomes effective on January 31, brings the issue of the role of this devolved government designation to the fore.
Mr Brokenshire said: "Since the Assembly election on March 2 our focus has been on re-establishing inclusive, devolved government.
With more than 30 years experience in government, the Welsh government described him as "a central figure in the operation of devolved government in Wales".
Another finding is that the growth of devolved government has gone along with a reduction in support for independence, from 13% in 1997 to 6% today, giving the lie to those who argue that a law-making Assembly would be a slippery slope to independence.