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parole

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noun pa·role \pə-ˈrōl\

Simple Definition of parole

  • : permission given to a prisoner to leave prison before the end of a sentence usually as a reward for behaving well

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of parole

  1. 1 :  a promise made with or confirmed by a pledge of one's honor; especially :  the promise of a prisoner of war to fulfill stated conditions in consideration of his release

  2. 2 :  a watchword given only to officers of the guard and of the day

  3. 3 :  a conditional release of a prisoner serving an indeterminate or unexpired sentence

  4. 4 a :  language viewed as a specific individual usage :  performance b :  a linguistic act — compare langue

parole adjective

Examples of parole in a sentence

  1. The prisoner will be eligible for parole after three years.

  2. She robbed a bank while out on parole.

  3. The prisoner was released on parole.



Origin of parole

French, speech, parole, from Middle French, from Late Latin parabola speech — more at parable


First Known Use: 1531


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parole

verb, pa·role

Simple Definition of parole

  • : to release (a prisoner) on parole

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of parole

paroledparoling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to release (a prisoner) on parole

1781

First Known Use of parole

1781


PAROLE Defined for Kids

parole

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noun pa·role \pə-ˈrōl\

Definition of parole for Students

  1. :  an early release of a prisoner




Medical Dictionary

parole

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noun pa·role \pə-ˈrōl\

Medical Definition of parole

  1. :  a conditional release given to a psychiatric patient in a hospital before discharge enabling the patient to visit freely various designated areas on the hospital grounds or beyond its limits

parolable adjective
parole transitive verb paroled; paroling



Law Dictionary

parole

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noun pa·role \pə-ˈrōl\

Legal Definition of parole

  1. :  a conditional release of a prisoner who has served part of a sentence and who remains under the control of and in the legal custody of a parole authority — compare probation



Origin of parole

Old French, speech, word, prisoner's word of honor to fulfill stated conditions, from Late Latin parabola speech, parable, from Greek parabolē comparison



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