Commutation Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Commutation, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Commutation?

It is the act of lessening of the sentence given to any prisoner on health, behaviour or any other grounds.It is given by the executive head of the state like the Governor.It is distinguished from being pardoned where the accused is released from punishemt completely.