Devolution of joint liabilities
A Devolution means passing over from one person to another. When two or more persons have made a joint promise, then, unless a contrary intention appears by the contract, all such persons, during their lives, and after the death of any of them, their representatives jointly with the survivor or survivors, and after the death of the last survivor, the representatives of all jointly, must fulfill the promise.
Gopal, Rampal and Kumarpal jointly take a loan from King Khan. In case if Gopal dies then his legal representative, along with the survivors, Rampal and Kumarpal must perform the promise. Further in case of death of all of them, the legal representatives of all of them jointly need to perform the promise.