Sentence Examples with the word commute

During the 13th century there arose a tendency to commute labour-rents for money payments.

The governor is commander-in-chief of the militia when it is not called into the service of the United States; he may remit fines and forfeitures, commute sentences, and grant reprieves and pardons, except in cases of impeachment; and he calls extraordinary sessions of the legislature.

Surely she couldn't be expected to commute that kind of distance on a regular basis.

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With the approval of the majority of a board of pardons (composed of the secretary of state, attorney-general and auditor), he may pardon offences or commute punishment, and remit fines and forfeitures.

The ministers with all but absolute unanimity decided to commute their life-interest and form therewith a great fund for the support of the Church.

Howie didn't like the arrangement but realized we couldn't commute back and forth every weekend and maintain a life.

The government, however, did not venture to carry out the grim sentence which the law still applied to traitors, and introduced an act enabling it to commute the death penalty to transportation.

The result was that whereas in former times the forces of an Afghan ruler consisted mainly of a militia, furnished by the chiefs of tribes who held land on condition of military service, and who stoutly resisted any attempt to commute this service for money payment, the amir had at his command a large standing army, and disposed of a substantial revenue paid direct to his treasury.

Unfortunately, the commute to work every day was still excruciating.