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probation officer

an officer who investigates and reports on the conduct of offenders who are free on probation.
Origin of probation officer
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The probation officer, her hands filled with papers, bustled forward and whispered.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • A probation officer in Philadelphia tells of the mother of a young deserter who could not account for her son's delinquency.

    Broken Homes Joanna C. Colcord
  • I almost feel as though we had been visited by the probation officer, or someone like that.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Under the direction of the probation officer, new furniture was purchased and the home re-established.

    Broken Homes Joanna C. Colcord
  • The probation officer said that was just the place for Tom for he had a “vicious proclivity.”

    Tom Slade Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • The probation officer reported that on investigation, she found Harry had scarcely been in school for a year.

British Dictionary definitions for probation officer

probation officer

an officer of a court who supervises offenders placed on probation and assists and befriends them
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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