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commutation in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcommutationcom‧mu‧ta‧tion /ˌkɒmjəˈteɪʃən $ ˌkɑː-/ noun 🔊 🔊 [countable, uncountable] lawSCL a reduction in how severe a punishment is 🔊 Activists campaigned for a commutation of Lee’s sentence.
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commutationSince 1900, presidents have issued 13,638 pardons and 6,309 commutations of sentence.During his last-minute flurry of pardons and commutations before leaving office, Clinton reduced their sentences to 24 to 30 months.The bridge is a major commutation route.The former president has denied granting any pardons or commutations for any reason other than the merits.Of course ordinary numbers do have this commutation property; 2 x 3 and 3 x 2 are both undoubtedly 6.