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commutationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɒm.jʊˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑː.mjə-/ specialized
the ​act of ​changing a ​punishment to one that is less ​severe: His ​executionbecamecertain when the ​stateboardrefused his ​request for commutation.
(Definition of commutation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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commutationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌkɒmjʊˈteɪʃən/
FINANCE, INSURANCE the ​act of ​changing a ​financialagreement so that someone receives the whole of an ​amount of ​money immediately instead of receiving it at a later ​time in a ​series of ​smallerpayments: Unless the policyholders are in need of ​short-termcash, there is no ​benefit to them in these commutations.
LAW the ​act of ​replacing a punishment with a less severe one: The ​committee also ​examinedfactors a ​governor might consider for commutation of death sentences. Another 12 commutation ​requests were denied.
the ​act of ​travellingregularly between your ​home and the ​place where you ​work: They have ​developed an electric ​car for ​safe and ​sustainable commutation on city roads. Join our ​Mail & Ride ​program to receive your monthly commutation ​ticketautomatically by ​mail.
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(Definition of commutation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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