probationer

noun
pro·​ba·​tion·​er | \ prō-ˈbā-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce probationer (audio) \

Definition of probationer

1 : a person (such as a newly admitted student nurse) whose fitness is being tested during a trial period
2 : a convicted offender on probation

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Recent Examples on the Web This week, Schubert’s office filed an 18-count indictment against a probationer arrested with nine EDD debit cards issued in different names, along with a Glock-style pistol with no serial number, $58,000 in cash and nearly four pounds of marijuana. Los Angeles Times, "Millions in California coronavirus jobless benefits sent to out-of-state prisoners," 5 Jan. 2021 Rowland also said he as an exemplary record as a probationer and there would be no adverse effect to bringing his supervision to an early conclusion. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "U.S. Judge rejects Ex-Gov. John Rowland’s plea for early release from probation," 6 Nov. 2020 Its income, in the form of the monthly fees, depended directly on how long each probationer remained on the hook. al, "Federal appeals court re-instates lawsuit against probation company that operated in Gardendale," 26 Sep. 2020 The probationer – Terry Easter – is suspected of firing shots, Abbott said. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "2 Alabama probation officers shot at while doing a home visit in western Jefferson County," 18 June 2020 In Philadelphia, an algorithm created by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania has helped dictate the experience of probationers for at least five years. Adam Satariano, New York Times, "An Algorithm That Grants Freedom, or Takes It Away," 6 Feb. 2020 Three nights a week, probationers in the new Courts Addiction & Drug Services, or CADS, program receive cognitive behavioral therapy, job coaching, meditation training, and other services. Beth Macy, The Atlantic, "A New Approach to Fighting the Opioid Crisis," 9 Apr. 2020 Further details were not immediately available, but field agents deal with parolees or probationers and do not normally work inside prisons. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "Coronavirus live updates, March 17: Up to 65 cases in Michigan; Henry Ford lab is testing," 17 Mar. 2020 In Philadelphia, an algorithm created by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania has helped dictate the experience of probationers for at least five years. Adam Satariano, New York Times, "An Algorithm That Grants Freedom, or Takes It Away," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of probationer

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Probationer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/probationer. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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probationer

noun
pro·​ba·​tion·​er | \ prō-ˈbā-shə-nər How to pronounce probationer (audio) \

Legal Definition of probationer

: one (as an offender or employee) who is on probation

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