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Will you be her true natural father, or shall I commute paternity?

The Governor refuses him a pardon, nor will he commute my son's sentence.

It is evident that the man who passed the sentence could commute it, he said.

He seemed at times to be asking God to commute these penalties.

At the same time, he held out very little hope that anything could be done to commute the sentence.

Many of them were not unwilling to commute their pensions, since their creed had always forbidden them to care for money.

The governor may also commute the sentence of an offender by exchanging the penalty for one less severe.

The Governor can commute sentences, and grant pardons to criminals, except in cases of treason or impeachment.

To propitiate a power and commute a doom resting upon much the same principles as those represented in the Lambton legend.

This fact caused the adults to commute from one site to the other.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to change, transform," from Latin commutare "to often change, to change altogether," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + mutare "to change" (see mutable). Sense of "make less severe" is 1630s. Sense of "go back and forth to work" is 1889, from commutation ticket "season pass" (on a railroad, streetcar line, etc.), from commute in its sense of "to change one kind of payment into another" (1795), especially "to combine a number of payments into a single one." Related: Commuted; commuting.

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