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commute to reduce (a sentence) to one less severe.
TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For
example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some
states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment.
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Disallowing the costs of commuting for
the rich--which would prevent the regressive effect of making commuting expenses deductible--will not have a significant effect on the ability of the rich to separate their place of residence from their job location.