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Definition of commutation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    commutation

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌkɑmyəˈteɪʃn//
     
    [countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(law) the act of making a punishment less severe a commutation of the death sentence to life imprisonment
  2. 2(finance) the act of replacing one method of payment with another; a payment that is replaced with another
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