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PROBATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does probation mean? 

PROBATION (noun)
  The noun PROBATION has 3 senses:

1. a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership
2. a trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself
3. (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court

  Familiarity information: PROBATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROBATION (noun)


Sense 1probation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

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

test period; trial period (a period of time during which someone or something is tested)


Sense 2probation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

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

test period; trial period (a period of time during which someone or something is tested)


Sense 3probation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

probation is part of the sentencing process

Hypernyms ("probation" 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)


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