What is the Meaning of Transmutation of Property?

To transmute property means to convert it into another form. The transmutation of separate property means converting what started as separate property into community property. The methods of transmuting separate property into community property are easily understood. Transmutation can be accomplished by agreement between the spouses, by gift from the owning spouse to the community, or by commingling the separate property with community property so much so that it loses its prior character as separate property.