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English noun: commutation

1. commutation (act) the travel of a commuter


Synonymscommuting


Broader (hypernym)travel, traveling, travelling

2. commutation (communication) a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one


Broader (hypernym)warrant


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. commutation (act) (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law


Synonymsre-sentencing


Broader (hypernym)clemency, mercifulness, mercy


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. commutation (act) the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:


SamplesHe sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help.


Synonymsexchange, substitution


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)ablactation, replacement, replacing, subrogation, weaning









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