Origin of commutation
Examples from the Web for commutation
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 18, 2012
Recently leaving an event, Schwarzenegger was asked by a reporter for a comment on the Nunez commutation.Arnold Pardoned My Son’s Attacker
May 11, 2011
Historical Examples of commutation
Every endeavour was used, however, to obtain a commutation of sentence.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2
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
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
- the replacement of one method of payment by another
- the payment substituted
mid-15c., from Old French commutacion "change, transformation, exchange, barter" (13c., Modern French commutation), from Latin commutationem (nominative commutatio) "a change, alteration," noun of action from past participle stem of commutare "to change, alter entirely" (see commute (v.)).