Commutation ticket
Commutation Com`mu*ta"tion, n. [L. commutatio: cf. F. commutation.] 1. A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation. [R.] [1913 Webster]

So great is the commutation that the soul then hated only that which now only it loves. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The use of money is . . . that of saving the commutation of more bulky commodities. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The change of a penalty or punishment by the pardoning power of the State; as, the commutation of a sentence of death to banishment or imprisonment. [1913 Webster]

Suits are allowable in the spiritual courts for money agreed to be given as a commutation for penance. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

4. A substitution, as of a less thing for a greater, esp. a substitution of one form of payment for another, or one payment for many, or a specific sum of money for conditional payments or allowances; as, commutation of tithes; commutation of fares; commutation of copyright; commutation of rations. [1913 Webster]

5. regular travel from a place of residence to a place where one's daily work is performed; commuting. Most often, such travel is performed between a suburb and a nearby city. [1913 Webster]

{Angle of commutation} (Astron.), the difference of the geocentric longitudes of the sun and a planet.

{Commutation of tithes}, the substitution of a regular payment, chargeable to the land, for the annual tithes in kind.

{Commutation ticket}, a ticket, as for transportation, which is the evidence of a contract for service at a reduced rate. See 2d {Commute}, 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Commutation ticket — Com mu*ta tion tick et A ticket for transportation at a reduced rate in consideration of some special circumstance, as increase of travel; specif., a ticket for a certain number of, or for daily, trips between neighboring places at a reduced rate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commutation ticket — ☆ commutation ticket n. a ticket entitling the holder to travel over the same route, as on a railroad, a specified number of times at a reduced rate …   English World dictionary

  • commutation ticket — noun a ticket good for several trips or to attend a season of entertainments; sold at a reduced rate • Syn: ↑season ticket • Hypernyms: ↑ticket …   Useful english dictionary

  • commutation ticket — noun Date: 1848 a transportation ticket sold for a fixed number of trips over the same route during a limited period …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commutation ticket — a ticket issued at a reduced rate, as by a railroad or bus company, entitling the holder to travel over a given route a fixed number of times or during a specified period. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • commutation ticket — reduced season ticket for multiple trips …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commutation ticket — commuta′tion tick et n. a ticket sold at a reduced rate, as by a railroad company, entitling the holder to travel a given route a fixed number of times or during a specified period • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • commutation ticket — A railroad ticket giving the holder the right to travel at a certain rate for a limited number of trips (or for an unlimited number within a certain period of time) for a less amount than would be paid in the aggregate for so many separate trips …   Black's law dictionary

  • commutation ticket — A railroad ticket giving the holder the right to travel at a certain rate for a limited number of trips (or for an unlimited number within a certain period of time) for a less amount than would be paid in the aggregate for so many separate trips …   Black's law dictionary

  • commutation ticket — A ticket issued by a carrier of passengers, at a reduced rate per trip, for a specified number of trips between named stations or points. Pennsylvania R. Co. v Towers, 245 US 6, 62 L Ed 117, 38 S Ct 2 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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