Commutation ticket
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, such as are commonly used by those doing business in a city and living in a suburb. Commutation tickets are excepted from the prohibition against special rates contained in the Interstate Commerce Act of Feb. 4, 1887 (--24 Stat. 379), and in 145 U. S. 263 it was held that party tickets were also excepted as being ``obviously within the commuting principle.'' [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • 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.… …   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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