probation officer

noun
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of probation officer

: an officer appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation

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First Known Use of probation officer

1880

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PROBATION OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of probation officer for English Language Learners

  • law : a person who is in charge of watching, working with, and helping people who have been placed on probation


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probation officer

noun

legal Definition of probation officer

: an officer appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation

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