n.1.A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation.
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.
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.
5.regular travel from a place of residence to a place where one's daily work is performed; commuting. Most often, such travel is performed between a suburb and a nearby city.
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 kind.
Commutation ticket
a ticket, as for transportation, which is the evidence of a contract for service at a reduced rate. See 2d Commute, 2.
Noun1.commutation - the travel of a commuter
Synonyms: commuting
2.commutation - a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one
3.commutation - (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
Synonyms: re-sentencing
4.commutation - 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"

COMMUTATION, punishments. The change of a punishment to which a person has been condemned into a less severe one. This can be granted only by the executive authority in which the pardoning power resides.

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