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PAROLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parole mean? 

PAROLE (noun)
  The noun PAROLE has 3 senses:

1. a promise
2. a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
3. (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with

  Familiarity information: PAROLE used as a noun is uncommon.


PAROLE (verb)
  The verb PAROLE has 1 sense:

1. release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

  Familiarity information: PAROLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAROLE (noun)


Sense 1parole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A promise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

parole; word of honor; word

Context example:

he gave his word

Hypernyms ("parole" is a kind of...):

promise (a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future)


Sense 2parole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

countersign; password; parole; watchword; word

Context example:

he forgot the password

Hypernyms ("parole" is a kind of...):

arcanum; secret (information known only to a special group)

positive identification (evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance)


Sense 3parole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("parole" is a kind of...):

freeing; liberation; release (the act of liberating someone or something)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


PAROLE (verb)


Sense 1parole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison

Hypernyms (to "parole" is one way to...):

free; liberate; loose; release; unloose; unloosen (grant freedom to; free from confinement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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