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

Definition of parolee

: one released on parole

Examples of parolee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web La Mesa police have arrested a parolee in connection with a series of robberies earlier this month, including two in which the robber used a gun, the department announced Tuesday. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 Palmer was frequently typecast as a dangerous parolee. Jennifer Miller, Washington Post, 24 May 2021 The new law creates the position of deputy director of parolee rehabilitation at the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Mike Cason |, al, 21 May 2021 The Alameda County district attorney has charged a parolee with felony assault and a hate crime in connection with a startling attack on the president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 May 2021 Runge said Riverside County sheriff’s deputies are investigating whether the parolee is connected to an April 5 robbery at a 7-Eleven in Temecula. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 Police said the man, believed to be 36 or 37, was being sought on a warrant for evading and also was a parolee. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2021 Jones is the second NYC parolee to commit a violent crime in the past week: Brandon Elliot, 38, was arrested and charged in connection with a violent attack on an elderly Asian woman on Monday. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 3 Apr. 2021 The perp, later identified as 38-year-old parolee Brandon Elliot, can be seen on the security camera video kicking 65-year-old Vilma Kari in the stomach and stomping repeatedly on her head. Clarence Page,, 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of parolee

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Parolee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of parolee

: a prisoner who is released on parole


pa·​rol·​ee | \ pə-ˌrō-ˈlē How to pronounce parolee (audio) , -ˈrō-(ˌ); ˌpar-ə-ˈlē How to pronounce parolee (audio) \

Medical Definition of parolee

: an individual released on parole


pa·​rol·​ee | \ pə-ˌrō-ˈlē, -ˈrō-ˌlē How to pronounce parolee (audio) \

Legal Definition of parolee

: a prisoner released on parole

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