And give “probationary legal status” to the 11 million — not on the day the bill is signed but on the day the fence is completed.
The probationary status would be good for six years and could then be renewed after payment of another $500 penalty.
The imported horse, it was discovered, needed a long and probationary period to make him at home on the South African veldt.
In 1756 there were 48 pastors at work, with 22 probationary preachers and students.
It can well be fancied that Seth did not neglect his duties after having been admitted to the probationary class.
And with Mr. O'Donnell it would be probationary for the first fortnight or month.
During two years, the congregation at Daventry was supplied by neighbouring ministers and probationary candidates.
Father Paul meantime had had his share in the probationary action.
He was successful in gaining an Oriel fellowship, but at the close of the probationary year was judged to have forfeited it.
The first or probationary degree of the Order is intended for the masses.
early 15c., "trial, experiment, test," from Old French probacion "proof, evidence" (14c., Modern French probation) and directly from Latin probationem (nominative probatio) "approval, assent; a proving, trial, inspection, examination," noun of action from past participle stem of probare "to test" (see prove). Meaning "testing of a person's conduct" (especially as a trial period for membership) is from early 15c.; theological sense first recorded 1520s; criminal justice sense is recorded by 1866. As a verb from 1640s. Related: Probationer; probationary.