Would you be kind enough to give me your opinion concerning the correctness of the following seven sentences?
The responsibility for bread-winning has of late years devolved increasingly upon women
They devolved their whole authority into the hands of the council of sixty.
The whole estate was devolved to an unlikely heir.
Head teacher devolved all his duties to his deputy.
He was appointed a deputy to the sheriff by the major of our town.
He deputed bookkeeping to me while he was away.
Would you be kind enough to deputize for me as chairman while I am on holiday?
Thank you for your complaisant remark.
It is most likely that you give me inkling of the usage of the following substitutes of the uncommon “devolve”
devolve = alienate, commission, consign, convey, delegate, deliver, entrust, fall to, hand down, rest with, surrender
Would you tell me your choice?
Thank you for your kindness.
Words fail me to to express my gratitude.