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Noun: commutation  ,kóm-yu'tey-shun
  1. The travel of a commuter
    - commuting
  2. (law) a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one
  3. (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
    - re-sentencing
  4. The act of putting one thing or person in the place of another
    "he sent Smith in for Jones but the commutation came too late to help";
    - substitution, exchange

Derived forms: commutations

Type of: change, clemency, mercifulness, mercy, travel, traveling [US], travelling [Brit, Cdn], warrant

Encyclopedia: Commutation