commutation

Primary Meanings of commutation

1.
n
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"
2.
n
(law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
3.
n
the travel of a commuter
Full Definitions of commutation
1

n 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"

Synonyms:
exchange, substitution
Types:
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replacement, replacing
the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
subrogation
(law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
ablactation, weaning
the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
novation
(law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party
pitching change
replacing a pitcher in baseball
supersedure, supersession
act of replacing one person or thing by another especially one held to be superior
displacement, supplanting
act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
Type of:
change
the action of changing something
2

n (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law

Synonyms:
re-sentencing
Type of:
clemency, mercifulness, mercy
leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

n a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one

Type of:
warrant
a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
3

n the travel of a commuter

Synonyms:
commuting
Type of:
travel, traveling, travelling
the act of going from one place to another

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