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
Recent Examples of probationer from the Web
One early experiment, led by the outgoing district attorney’s office, focused on probationers who are caught using drugs, another type of technical violation.
In fact, a probationer might even be forced to testify against himself.
But the department no longer allows the FBI and other agencies to tag along on visits to probationers' homes.
One third of the restitution, when ordered, and half of other financial obligations were still uncollected for the average probationer, according to the task force report.
But when the state fund that pays for the tests runs out of money, parolees and probationers who don’t have the money to pay for them risk running afoul of their supervision requirements.
A memo from Robbins-Meyer noted the payments into the county’s pension program, union contracts, and an increased workload in the probation program (various efforts to release people from state prisons have caused an increase in probationers).
For instance, commissioners recommended the council adopt rules prohibiting more than one probationer or parolee from living in a single sober-living home at one time.
Other rules include prohibiting more than one probationer or parolee in each facility.
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First Known Use of probationer
Legal Definition of probationer
: one (as an offender or employee) who is on probation
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