on probation

  • 1 Probation — is the suspension of all or part of a jail sentence; the criminal who is on probation has been convicted of a crime, but instead of serving jail time, has been found by the Court to be amenable to probation and will be returned to the community… …

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  • 2 Probation officer — Probation officers and parole officers function as agents or officers of the courts.Probation and Parole in the United StatesIn the United States, there can be probation officers in the city, county, state or federal level wherever there is a… …

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  • 3 probation — pro·ba·tion /prō bā shən/ n [Middle French, critical examination and evaluation, from Latin probation probatio, from probare to test, approve, prove] 1 a: subjection to a period of evaluation and possible termination at the commencement of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 probation — [ prɔbasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1549; « épreuve » 1350; lat. probatio, de probare « prouver » 1 ♦ Relig. Temps du noviciat religieux. Année de probation. Temps d épreuve qui précède le noviciat. 2 ♦ Dr. pén. Mise à l épreuve des délinquants sous le… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 probation — pro‧ba‧tion [prəˈbeɪʆn ǁ proʊ ] noun [uncountable] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES a period of time during which a new employee is tested to make sure they are suitable for a job: • At the end of the year I can pass or fail or have my probation extended. •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 Probation — Pro*ba tion, n. [L. probatio, fr. probare to try, examine, prove: cf. F. probation. See {Prove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When by miracle God dispensed great gifts to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Probation (disambiguation) — Probation is the suspension of all or part of a jail sentence.Probation may also refer to:* Future probation, a concept in Christian soteriology * Academic probation, the warning period allowed students to reverse serious academic or behavioral… …

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  • 8 probation officer — n: an officer appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 probation officer — probation officers N COUNT A probation officer is a person whose job is to supervise and help people who have committed crimes and been put on probation …

    English dictionary

  • 10 probation — Probation, Approbatio. Ceux qui sont en l an de probation, Catechumeni, B. Faire son an de probation, Iusta catecheseos implere, B …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 probation — Probation. s. f. v. On appelle ainsi les Pratiques d un Ordre Religieux, ausquelles on exerce les Novices avant que de les recevoir à Profession. Faire une année de probation. pendant son année de probation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 12 probation — [prō bā′shən] n. [ME probacion < OFr < L probatio < probare, to prove: see PROBE] 1. a testing or trial, as of a person s character, ability to meet requirements, etc. 2. the suspension of sentence of a person convicted but not yet… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 probation officer — ► NOUN ▪ a person who supervises offenders on probation …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 probation officer — ☆ probation officer n. an officer appointed by a magistrate to watch over and guide persons placed on probation …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 Probation — (lat.), Probe, Beweis, Beweisführung …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 16 Probation officer — (engl., spr. probĕsch n óffìßer), s. Bedingte Verurteilung …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 Probation — Probatiōn (lat.), Prüfung, Bewährung …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 18 probation — (n.) early 15c., trial, experiment, test, from O.Fr. probacion (14c.), from L. probationem (nom. probatio) inspection, examination, noun of action from pp. stem of probare to test (see PROVE (Cf. prove)). Meaning testing of a person s conduct is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 19 probation — [n] trial period apprenticeship, novi ciate, test period, trial; concepts 87,290,291 …

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  • 20 probation — ► NOUN 1) Law the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behaviour under supervision. 2) the process of testing the character or abilities of a person in a certain role. DERIVATIVES probationary adjective …

    English terms dictionary


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