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commute

  

      vb  
1    intr   to travel some distance regularly between one's home and one's place of work  
2    tr   to substitute; exchange  
3    tr     (Law)   to reduce (a sentence) to one less severe  
4    to pay (an annuity) at one time, esp. with a discount, instead of in instalments  
5    tr   to transform; change  
to commute base metal into gold     
6    intr   to act as or be a substitute  
7    intr   to make a substitution; change  
      n  
8      (U.S.)   a journey made by commuting  
     (C17: from Latin commutare to replace, from com- mutually + mutare to change)  
   commutable             adj  
  commutableness, commutability      n  


commutable  
      adj  
1      (Law)   (of a punishment) capable of being reduced in severity  
2    able to be exchanged  
  commutability, commutableness      n  
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commutable  
      adj  
1      (Law)   (of a punishment) capable of being reduced in severity  
2    able to be exchanged  
  commutability, commutableness      n  

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