Angle of commutation
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]


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  • For Angles of commutation — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Commutation of tithes — 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 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

  • Angle — An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle bar — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle bead — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle brace — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle iron — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle leaf — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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