What is the difference between Devolution and Supranationalism?

The difference between devolution and supranationalism

is that "devolution" is a rolling down and "supranationalism" is support for a sociopolitical collective of many nations.




  • A rolling down.
  • A descent, especially one that passes through a series of revolutions, or by succession
  • The transference of a right to a successor, or of a power from one body to another.
  • (derogatory) Degeneration (as opposed to evolution).
  • (Britain) The transfer of some powers, and the delegation of some functions, from a central sovereign government to local government; eg. from Westminster to Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly.

Related terms

  • devolve


  • It is quite disheartening to witness the devolution of our nation’s political discourse over the past several years.
  • The question of whether England should receive devolution like Scotland and Wales have has dogged British politics for years.


  • Support for a sociopolitical collective of many nations.