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commutation

noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒm.jʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑː.mjə-/ specialized
the act of changing a punishment to one that is less severe: His execution became certain when the state board refused his request for commutation.
Translations of “commutation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 減刑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减刑…
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