Meaning of commutation in English
Etymologylate Middle English (in the sense ‘exchange, barter’, later ‘alteration’): from Latin commutatio(n-), from commutare‘exchange, interchange’ (see commute). commutation (sense 1) dates from the late 16th century
Definitions1. 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: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"