Definition of Probation

1. Noun. A trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership.

Generic synonyms: Test Period, Trial Period
Derivative terms: Probationary



2. Noun. A trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself.
Generic synonyms: Test Period, Trial Period
Derivative terms: Probate, Probationary

3. Noun. (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court. "Probation is part of the sentencing process"
Generic synonyms: Freeing, Liberation, Release
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Probate

Definition of Probation

1. n. The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof.

Definition of Probation

1. Noun. A period of time when a person occupies a position only conditionally and may easily be removed for poor performance ¹

2. Noun. A type of sentence where convicted criminals are allowed to continue living in the community but will automatically be sent to jail if they violate certain conditions ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) The act of testing; proof ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Probation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Probation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See Granvilliers, Jean de Prize courts probation system for the United States courts. ... Monist 28:613-20 О '18 probation officers Examination for chief ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"In a great probation system the same problem looms large. ... On the other hand, the tendency of the probation officer is to make each case a law unto ..."

3. National Judicial Reporting Program, 1990 by Patrick L. Langan, Richard Solari (1995)
"Section lll Felons sentenced to probation ln State courts, 1990 When felons who received a combined probation-jail sentence were ..."

4. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1904)
"probation WORK. While this association has a general interest in the work of probation wherever conducted, and is urging its extension and improvement ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"Oregon limited adult probation to persons never before convicted of felony ... An adult probation law in Illinois, in 1911, restricted probation to persons ..."

6. A Study of Women Delinquents in New York State by Mabel Ruth Fernald, Mary Holmes Stevens Hayes, Almena Dawley, Beardsley Ruml (1920)
"(/) probation cases from the Women's Night Court of Manhattan and the Bronx Our probation group is made up of women placed on probation through the Women's ..."

7. A Study of Women Delinquents in New York State by Mabel Ruth Fernald, Mary Holmes Stevens Hayes, Almena Dawley, Beardsley Ruml (1920)
"(/) probation cases from the Women's Night Court of Manhattan and the Bronx Our probation group is made up of women placed on probation through the Women's ..."

8. Prosecutorial Response to Heavy Drug Caseloads: Comprehensive Problem by Kerry M. Healey (1994)
"The Deputy District Attorney in charge of both drug- related and nondrug probation revocations in Alameda County advocated a more discriminating use of ..."

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