intransitive verb | \ di-ˈvȯlv, -ˈvälv \ | de·volve
  1. : to pass by transfer or succession the estate devolved to a distant cousin

  1. : to fall or be passed usually as an obligation or responsibility in case of the removal of the President from office, or of his…inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President —U.S. Constitution art. II