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COMMUTATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does commutation mean? 

COMMUTATION (noun)
  The noun COMMUTATION has 4 senses:

1. the travel of a commuter
2. a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one
3. (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
4. the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:

  Familiarity information: COMMUTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMUTATION (noun)


Sense 1commutation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The travel of a commuter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

commutation; commuting

Hypernyms ("commutation" is a kind of...):

travel; traveling; travelling (the act of going from one place to another)


Sense 2commutation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("commutation" is a kind of...):

warrant (a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 3commutation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

re-sentencing; commutation

Hypernyms ("commutation" is a kind of...):

clemency; mercifulness; mercy (leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 4commutation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

substitution; commutation; exchange

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("commutation" is a kind of...):

change (the action of changing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "commutation"):

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)


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