Definition of on probation
- As a new employee, I will be on probation for three months.
- She was arrested while on probation.
- He was on probation for cheating.
- The student was put/placed on probation for copying test answers.
: critical examination and evaluation or subjection to such examination and evaluation
: subjection of an individual to a period of testing and trial to ascertain fitness (as for a job or school)
: the action of suspending the sentence of a convicted offender and giving the offender freedom during good behavior under the supervision of a probation officer
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