What is Devolve?

Devolve definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object), deA.volved,
to transfer or delegate (a duty, responsibility, etc.) to or upon another; pass on.
Obsolete. to cause to roll downward.

verb (used without object), deA.volved,
to be transferred or passed on from one to another: The responsibility devolved on me.
Archaic. to roll or flow downward.

RELATED WORDSdelegate, pass, worsen, decline, fade, degenerate, fall