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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
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.
Every endeavour was used, however, to obtain a commutation of sentence.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2|Arthur Griffiths
Where land had been given in commutation of tithes, the proportion of one seventh had grown into an established custom.
Still I am not afraid to say that, in a general way, commutation supposes an exchange against an equivalent.Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff
That chap has three years and a half more to serve, deducting his commutation.
Subsequently, it must be allowed, the bargain of commutation proved a bad one for the burghers.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
British Dictionary definitions for commutation
- the replacement of one method of payment by another
- the payment substituted