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commutation ticket

a ticket issued at a reduced rate, as by a railroad or bus company, entitling the holder to travel over a given route a fixed number of times or during a specified period.
Origin of commutation ticket
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You have to spend car-fares there, and here you have a commutation ticket to get.

    Living on a Little

    Caroline French Benton
  • The charges are very moderate—twenty-five cents for a single bath, or $2.00 for a commutation ticket for ten baths.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • The commutation ticket is the proper card for a gentleman in straitened circumstances.

  • "It's a commutation ticket to Hades, first-class," was the actress's Delphic response.

    Wanted: A Husband Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • What good would an old last months commutation ticket be now?

    Roy Blakeley's Silver Fox Patrol

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • The left-hand upper waistcoat pocket holds a pencil, a commutation ticket and a pipe cleaner.

  • When the paint-shop gave him enough work it was Vandover's custom to buy a week's commutation ticket at a certain restaurant.

    Vandover and the Brute

    Frank Norris
  • Gloria's judgment of her note of introduction as "a commutation ticket to Hades, first class," was amply borne out.

    Wanted: A Husband Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Trina had lied again both as to the want of oil for the stove and the commutation ticket for the restaurant.

    McTeague Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for commutation ticket

commutation ticket

a US name for season ticket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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