Definition of commutation in English:
1Action or the process of commuting a judicial sentence.
- Jones then applied to the State Board of Pardons and Parole for commutation of the sentence to life imprisonment, which was denied.
- The death penalty may only be imposed for the most serious crimes with sentenced persons enjoying the right to seek a pardon or other commutation of the sentence.
- A similar provision covers the issue of pardon or commutation of sentence.
1.1The conversion of a legal obligation or entitlement into another form, e.g., the replacement of an annuity or series of payments by a single payment.
- Each policy shall be endorsed stating that it cannot be assigned or surrendered and showing in monetary terms the extent to which benefits may be taken as a single cash payment as commutation or on death.
- From their own pocket and without any access to commutation or pension entitlements.
- Prior to this amendment the tax treatment of lump sum payments from pension funds such as the commutation of one-third of the total value of retirement benefits was based on interpretation of the legislation.
2The process of commutating an electric current.
- A main switching element is provided to turn ON and OFF an input voltage, and a synchronous commutating switching element is provided to perform synchronous commutation of a load current.
- With a 17-mm diam and lengths of 17 or 24 mm, a series of motors has high efficiency and long life, due to a precious metal commutation and neodymium magnets.
- Very many DC motors (brush-type) have built-in commutation, meaning that as the motor rotates, mechanical brushes automatically commutate coils on the rotor.
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