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1. Capable of being substituted, interchanged, or revoked: a commutable prison sentence.
2. Accessible to commuters: "Seattle's next most commutable island is Vashon" (Islands).

com·mut′a·bil′i·ty n.


1. (Law) law (of a punishment) capable of being reduced in severity
2. able to be exchanged
comˌmutaˈbility, comˈmutableness n


(kəˈmyu tə bəl)

capable of being commuted; interchangeable.
[1640–50; < Latin]
com•mut`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.commutable - subject to alteration or change; "the death sentence was commutable to life imprisonment"
incommutable - not subject to alteration or change
2.commutable - capable of being exchanged for another or for something else that is equivalent
exchangeable - suitable to be exchanged


[kəˈmjuːtəbl] ADJ (gen, Jur) → conmutable


adj (Jur) → umwandelbar
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