Examples of probation in a Sentence
As a new employee, I will be on probation for three months.
He hoped that the judge would grant him probation.
He was sentenced to one year's probation.
He was sent back to prison for violating his probation.
She was arrested while on probation.
Instead of firing her, they put her on probation.
The student was placed on probation for copying test answers.
Recent Examples of probation from the Web
Liang’s lawyer asked in court papers Aug. 18 for his client to get probation, with one year in a local jail in southern California where Liang lives, or home detention, plus 1,500 hours of community service and a nominal fine.
Judges extended her probation, adding months of supervision to her original sentence.
The law school had been hanging on by a thread for months in the face of tumbling enrollment after the American Bar Association’s accreditors put it on probation in November.
Two co-defendants, Ronald A. Shewmaker and Eddie Whitfill, previously admitted to concealing their knowledge of Mattingly's activities from law enforcement. They were sentenced to probation.
As part of the plea deal, Edward Hanania, 23, received a five-year sentence for the animal cruelty plea and a six-year sentence for the probation violation, state's attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.
Because of no previous criminal history, the two were sentenced to community service and informal probation — meaning they will not be required to report to or be supervised by a parole officer.
Among those found guilty of policy violations by a panel made up of a student, a staff member, and a faculty member, three students received one-year suspensions; two received one-semester suspensions; and two were put on conduct probation.
According to her state biography, Bisbee has worked in the field of criminal justice and substance abuse since1986, including time as the judicial services director overseeing misdemeanor probation.
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Origin and Etymology of probation
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsdelving, disquisition, examen, examination, exploration, inquest, inquisition, investigation, inquiry, probe, probing, research, study
Related Wordsquest; audit, check; checkup, diagnosis, inspection; hearing, interrogation, trial; feeler, query, question; poll, questionary, questionnaire, survey; challenge, cross-examination, going-over, grilling, quiz; rehearing, reinvestigation; self-examination, self-exploration, self-questioning, self-reflection, self-scrutiny, soul-searching
PROBATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of probation for English Language Learners
: a situation or period of time in which a person who is starting a new job is tested and watched to see if that person is able to do the job properly
law : a situation or period of time in which a person who has committed a crime is allowed to stay out of prison if that person behaves well, does not commit another crime, etc.
: a situation or period of time in which a person who has made a serious mistake or done something bad is watched and must behave well in order not to be seriously punished
PROBATION Defined for Kids
Definition of probation for Students
legal Definition of probation
- it is the intent of the legislature that the granting of probation shall be a matter of grace conferring no vested right to its continuance
- —Michigan Statutes Annotated
- arrested while on probation
Origin and Etymology of probation
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