Definition and Meanings for commutations

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Part of Speech of commutations


Etymology of commutations

l. commutatio: cf. f. commutation

Meaning of commutations

as noun

  • a passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation.
  • the act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange.
  • the change of a penalty or punishment by the pardoning power of the state; as, the commutation of a sentence of death to banishment or imprisonment.
  • a substitution, as of a less thing for a greater, esp. a substitution of one form of payment for another, or one payment for many, or a specific sum of money for conditional payments or allowances; as, commutation of tithes; commutation of fares; commutation of copyright; commutation of rations.
  • regular travel from a place of residence to a place where one's daily work is performed; commuting. most often, such travel is performed between a suburb and a nearby city.
  • No antonyms for commutations

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