Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun commutation

4 senses of commutation

Sense 1
commutation, commuting -- (the travel of a commuter)
       => travel, traveling, travelling -- (the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel")

Sense 2
commutation -- (a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one)
       => warrant -- (a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts)

Sense 3
commutation, re-sentencing -- ((law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law)
       => clemency, mercifulness, mercy -- (leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court")

Sense 4
substitution, exchange, commutation -- (the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help")
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

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