Definition of "commutation"
  1. A reduction in the sentence of a person convicted of a criminal offense, given by the governor of a state for state convictions or the president for federal convictions, based on evidence of excessive penalty, rehabilitation, good conduct, or community service
How to use "commutation" in a sentence
  1. After years of good behavior in prison, his sentence was eligible for commutation.
  2. The governor issued a commutation for the inmate due to her extensive community service efforts.
  3. Evidence of his rehabilitation led to a request for commutation of his sentence.

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