devo max

New Word Suggestion
a form of devolution for Scotland that involves more autonomy but falls short of full independence
Additional Information

HANDING Holyrood full control over taxes and welfare benefits could achieve consensus in Scotland although the move would enjoy little real enthusiasm, a new analysis has found. A study based on the latest Scottish Social Attitudes Survey concluded that a majority of people could get behind proposals for "devo max". However, it would be supported only as a "second- best" option by most Nationalists while around half of Unionists were opposed to the idea. [The Herald, June 2013]

Submitted By: AustinAllegro - 27/11/2013

Approval Status: Published in the Collins Dictionary on 20/10/2014, see definition of devo max

Flag as inappropriate
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access