commute a sentence
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

commute a sentence
v.
   See also: commutation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • commute — com·mute /kə myüt/ vt com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing 1: to convert (as a payment) into another form 2: to change (a penalty) to one less severe esp. out of clemency compare pardon com·mu·ta·tion /ˌkä myə tā shən/ n …   Law dictionary

  • Commute — Com*mute (k[o^]m*m[=u]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commuting}.] [L. commutare, mutatum; com + mutare to change. See {Mutation}.] 1. To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commute — com|mute1 [kəˈmju:t] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: commutare to exchange, change , from com ( COM ) + mutare to change ] 1.) to regularly travel a long distance to get to work commute to/from/between ▪ Jim commutes to Manhattan every day.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • commute — 1 verb 1 (I) to regularly travel a long distance to get to work (+ to/from/between): Jim commutes from Weehawken to Manhattan every day. 2 (T) to change the punishment given to a criminal to one that is less severe: commute a sentence (to): The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • commute — ► VERB 1) travel some distance between one s home and place of work on a regular basis. 2) reduce (a judicial sentence, especially a sentence of death) to a less severe one. 3) change (one kind of payment or obligation) for (another). DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • sentence — I n. judgment of a court 1) to impose, pass, pronounce (a) sentence 2) to carry out, execute a sentence 3) to serve (out) a sentence 4) to commute; reduce; suspend; vacate a sentence 5) a harsh, severe, stiff; light sentence 6) a death;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sentence — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 group of words ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ Try to keep your sentences short. ▪ complete, whole ▪ broken …   Collocations dictionary

  • commute — I. verb (commuted; commuting) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin commutare to change, exchange, from com + mutare to change more at mutable Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. change, alter b. to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commute — verb 1》 travel some distance between one s home and place of work on a regular basis. 2》 reduce (a judicial sentence, especially a sentence of death) to a less severe one.     ↘change one kind of payment or obligation for (another).     ↘replace… …   English new terms dictionary

  • commute — com‧mute [kəˈmjuːt] verb [intransitive] TRAVEL to regularly travel a long distance for your work: commute between • a businessman who commutes between Northern Ireland and Hong Kong commute noun [countable usually singular] : • He got fed up …   Financial and business terms

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