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Synonyms for commutation

Synonyms for commutation

the travel of a commuter

a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one

(law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law

the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"

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He continues that the only standard used in Ohio by the Adult Parole Authority when conducting an investigation as to whether a commutation should be granted is if "such action would further the interests of justice and be consistent with the welfare and security of society.
O'Brien, Assistant State's Attorney, to the Illinois Board of Pardons and Parole, June 19, 1919, Application of Earl Dear for Commutation of Sentence.
From the qualified assignee's perspective, a commutation is arguably an acceleration, while factoring is not.
Hanley, "A technical assessment of artificial commutation of HVDC converters," IEEE Transactions PAS, Vol.
But see Argys & Mocan, supra note 26, at 275 (finding non-linear relationship between age and commutation, with likelihood failing with age at sentencing until 45, then increasing after 45).
Because the Burge torture cases were so egregious, Parkin says, they fueled Ryan's boldest moves: a moratorium in 2000 and the blanket commutations in 2003.
Maritime moves from its Fenwick Street base to Commutation Plaza next week.
She has also said she had no conversations whatsoever about the commutations during pre-election meetings with Hasidic leaders.
Though his hands were cleaner than most (few bribes, but not unwilling to advance personal and family interest), his justice was rough indeed: increased use of torture, a frequent rush to judgement, harsh penalties with few avenues for commutation.
Each commutation generated a notarized deed and these documents provide a unique, albeit partial, description of property holdings and values for mid-nineteenth-century Montreal.
In your essay on "Biology and Beauty," for instance, you talk about the relationships among sacrifice, tragedy, beauty, and meaning in the context of the process you call commutation.
The practical advantage of this, according to Lee, is that the commutation can be accomplished with simple electronics.
A rehabilitation proceeding for FGIC pursuant to Article 74 of the New York Insurance Law is currently pending before the Supreme Court of the State of New York (the "Court"), and the effectuation of the Commutation is subject to approval by the Court of the Agreement and certain related matters.
JLT EB secured the Au5m pensioner buyout alongside a trivial commutation exercise, following a competitive broking exercise won by Canada Life.
Deval Patrick made his first pardons on Monday as he prepares to leave office in January, and he commuted a prison sentence for a nonviolent drug offender -- the first commutation by a governor in 17 years.