pa·​rol·​ee | \ pə-ˌrō-ˈlē, -ˈrō-(ˌ); ˌper-ə-ˈlē, ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of parolee 

: one released on parole

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John Cowell, a 27-year-old parolee, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the July 22 stabbings. Fox News, "Family mourns woman killed in California subway stabbing," 3 Aug. 2018 Cuomo announced a plan to restore voting rights to 35,000 parolees and helped broker a truce in a years-long standoff between rogue and mainline Democrats in the state Senate. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Andrew Cuomo claimed America “was never that great”," 16 Aug. 2018 Cowell, a parolee, had been released from prison about four months prior to the incident. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "6 Powerful Nia Wilson Tribute Posts From Artists," 25 July 2018 His action brings New York in line with 18 other states and the District, which allow parolees to vote, according to his office. John Wagner, Washington Post, "New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order giving parolees in his state the right to vote," 18 Apr. 2018 Still, meeting expectations can be a challenge for many parolees. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Life On Parole Discussed," 10 Apr. 2018 Then there’s the effect of Pennsylvania’s largest-in-the-nation population of parolees, including 40,000 people under state supervision. Samantha Melamed,, "Why is mass incarceration moving to the suburbs?," 26 June 2018 Peak said the records check indicated the driver was a parolee at large with previous convictions on DUI and narcotics charges. Karen Kucher,, "Driver found asleep or passed out behind the wheel, wakes up, leads police on chase," 26 June 2018 Following the documentary, engage in conversation with former parolees and current criminal justice professionals. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of parolee

1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of parolee

: a prisoner who is released on parole


pa·​rol·​ee | \ pə-ˌrō-ˈlē, -ˈrō-(ˌ); ˌpar-ə-ˈlē \

Medical Definition of parolee 

: an individual released on parole


pa·​rol·​ee | \ pə-ˌrō-ˈlē, -ˈrō-ˌlē \

Legal Definition of parolee 

: a prisoner released on parole

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