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1parole

noun pa·role \pə-ˈrōl\

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

Full Definition of PAROLE

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
:  a watchword given only to officers of the guard and of the day
3
:  a conditional release of a prisoner serving an indeterminate or unexpired sentence
4
a :  language viewed as a specific individual usage :  performance
b :  a linguistic act — compare langue
parole adjective

Examples of PAROLE

  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

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

2parole

verb

: to release (a prisoner) on parole

pa·roledpa·rol·ing

Full Definition of PAROLE

transitive verb
:  to release (a prisoner) on parole

First Known Use of PAROLE

1781

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

parole

noun pa·role \pə-ˈrōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PAROLE

:  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
pa·rol·able adjective
parole transitive verb, pa·roled pa·rol·ing

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