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Pronunciation:  `kâmyu'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
  2. [n]  the travel of a commuter
  3. [n]  (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
  4. [n]  a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one

COMMUTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: commuting, exchange, re-sentencing, substitution
 See Also: ablactation, change, clemency, mercifulness, mercy, replacement, replacing, subrogation, travel, traveling, travelling, warrant, weaning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com`mu*ta"tion\, n. [L. commutatio: cf. F.
1. A passing from one state to another; change; alteration;
   mutation. [R.]

         So great is the commutation that the soul then hated
         only that which now only it loves.    --South.

2. The act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange.

         The use of money is . . . that of saving the
         commutation of more bulky commodities. --Arbuthnot.

3. (Law) The change of a penalty or punishment by the
   pardoning power of the State; as, the commutation of a
   sentence of death to banishment or imprisonment.

         Suits are allowable in the spiritual courts for
         money agreed to be given as a commutation for
         penance.                              --Blackstone.

4. A substitution, as of a less thing for a greater, esp. a
   substitution of one form of payment for another, or one
   payment for many, or a specific sum of money for
   conditional payments or allowances; as, commutation of
   tithes; commutation of fares; commutation of copyright;
   commutation of rations.

{Angle of commutation} (Astron.), the difference of the
   geocentric longitudes of the sun and a planet.

{Commutation of tithes}, the substitution of a regular
   payment, chargeable to the land, for the annual tithes in

{Commutation ticket}, a ticket, as for transportation, which
   is the evidence of a contract for service at a reduced
   rate. See 2d {Commute}, 2.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The reduction of a sentence, as from death to life imprisonment.
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