Howie didn't like the arrangement but realized we couldn't commute back and forth every weekend and maintain a life.
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.
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.
During the 13th century there arose a tendency to commute labour-rents for money payments.