Definition of Commutation

  • (n.) A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation.
  • (n.) The act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.

Synonyms of Commutation


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Antonyms of Commutation


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