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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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commutationcom‧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.
From Longman Business Dictionarycommutationcom‧mu‧ta‧tion /ˌkɒmjəˈteɪʃənˌkɑː-/ noun [countable] INSURANCE a single large payment instead of a series of future paymentsThe assets of the insurer will be used to make a single, final payment, called a commutation, to policyholders.
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