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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

  2. pa·rol·able adjective
    parole transitive verb, pa·roled pa·rol·ing





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