pa·​rol·​ee pə-ˌrō-ˈlē How to pronounce parolee (audio)
ˌpa-rə- How to pronounce parolee (audio)
: one released on parole

Examples of parolee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dee Dee Blanchard, the mother of recent parolee Gypsy Rose Blanchard, poisoned her stepmother, her daughter claims in an upcoming docuseries. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2024 Anderson, like Gypsy, is now the focus of intense scrutiny after marrying the recent parolee whose life has been the subject of a number of true crime productions. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 Related:Weeks after Dallas hospital slayings, another parolee on ankle monitor faces murder charge Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Board of Pardons and Paroles, which are in charge of parole decisions and monitoring parolees, to review the two Dallas cases. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 6 Mar. 2023 The highest-profile incident occurred Oct. 22 when police said a parolee with an ankle monitor opened fire at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, killing nurse Katie Annette Flowers and social worker Jacqueline Ama Pokuaa. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 7 June 2023 The highest-profile case occurred in October when authorities say a parolee with an ankle monitor fatally shot two hospital workers at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Jamie Landers, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 The incident began when officers were called to the 3800 block of Broadway about 3:50 p.m. to search for a parolee at large, LAPD Assistant Chief Al Labrada said. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2023 The Afghan Adjustment Act would allow those parolees to apply for permanent residence after additional vetting—including an in-person interview, a priority for the Republican co-sponsors of the bill. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 27 July 2023 Officers with the Hollenbeck station were called around 3:50 p.m. to the 3800 block of Broadway on Wednesday afternoon to search for a parolee at large, LAPD Assistant Chief Al Labrada said Wednesday night at a news conference held outside L.A. County-USC Medical Center. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parolee was in 1903

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“Parolee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


: an individual released on parole

Legal Definition


: a prisoner released on parole

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