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Origin of commutation
OTHER WORDS FROM commutationpro·com·mu·ta·tion, adjective
Words nearby commutation
Example sentences from the Web for commutation
Two plaintiffs in the case have been released since they filed the suit, one through a commutation and another through a judge’s resentencing order.Lawsuit settlement changes Maryland parole system for those sentenced to life as juveniles|Emily Davies|March 10, 2021|Washington Post
Going forward, the federal Bureau of Prisons will begin advising inmates of the opportunity to apply for sentence commutation.A Momentous Change for America’s Tortuous Drug Sentencing|Andrew Cohen|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than 2,000 supporters have signed a petition arguing for commutation in the days since the sentencing.Iraq War Sanctions Run Amok: Shakir Hamoodi’s Story|Nancy Hass|June 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Recently leaving an event, Schwarzenegger was asked by a reporter for a comment on the Nunez commutation.
Mr. Shiel said that the preamble already set forth that the bill was to effect a commutation.
Commutation, he argued, would do no good; a new appropriation of church property alone could produce even a momentary calm.
The commutation of tithes in England was a subject still more complicated and difficult.
Often was death demanded as a commutation of this ignominious punishment, but refused with a malignant joy.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
If no reprieve could be obtained, no commutation of the sentence, he would speak out and set Andrew Westwood free.A Life Sentence|Adeline Sergeant
British Dictionary definitions for commutation
- the replacement of one method of payment by another
- the payment substituted