• (noun): A warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on commutation, commutations:

Lewis Libby Clemency Controversy - Testimony Before The Committee - Statement of Roger C. Adams, Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice
... Adams said this about commutation "Let me mention briefly the matters the Department of Justice considers in formulating our recommendations in commutation cases ... As the Manual states, and as we inform commutation applicants and their relatives, while we consider all requests carefully, a commutation of sentence ... Factors that weigh in favor of a commutation include disparity of the sentence as compared to those imposed on codefendants or others involved in the same crime ...
Penitential - Commutation
... "Recidivism was always possible, and the commutation of sentence by payment of cash perpetuated the notion that salvation could be bought" (Rouche 1987, p ... The system of commutations espoused in the penitentials could not reach the poorest, for whom a few solidi was a fortune and the possibility of some meat in the diet an essential source of calories ... The commutation of penance was not restricted to money payment ("cash" is not a suitable term for medieval exchanges of wealth and should be avoided) ...
Tithe Commutation Act 1836
... The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 (6 7 Will 4 c 71) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom with the long title "An Act for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales" ... It is entitled ′Conventional signs to be used in the plans made under the Act for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales′ ...
Angular Momentum Operator - Commutation Relations - Commutation Relations Between Components
... The components have the following commutation relations with each other or in symbols, , where εlmn denotes the Levi-Civita symbol, and l,m,n are Cartesian coordinates (each can be x, y or z), and is the ... These can be proved as a direct consequence of the canonical commutation relations, where δlm is the Kronecker delta ... The same commutation relations apply for the other angular momentum operators (spin and total angular momentum) ...

More definitions of "commutation":

  • (noun): (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law.
    Synonyms: re-sentencing
  • (noun): The travel of a commuter.
    Synonyms: commuting