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commutationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɒm.jəˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑː.mjəˈteɪ.ʃən/ 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.
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"commutation" in Business English

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commutationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌkɒmjʊˈteɪʃən/
FINANCE, INSURANCE the act of changing a financial agreement so that someone receives the whole of an amount of money immediately instead of receiving it at a later time in a series of smaller payments: Unless the policyholders are in need of short-term cash, there is no benefit to them in these commutations.
LAW the act of replacing a punishment with a less severe one: The committee also examined factors a governor might consider for commutation of death sentences. Another 12 commutation requests were denied.
the act of travelling regularly 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 ticket automatically by mail.
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(Definition of commutation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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