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[proh-bey-shuh-ner] /proʊˈbeɪ ʃə nər/
a person undergoing probation or trial.
Origin of probationer
First recorded in 1595-1605; probation + -er1
Related forms
probationership, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I'll be one of forty nurses; indeed, for three months I'll be only a probationer.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Sidney entered the hospital as a probationer early in August.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She shoved the probationer out into the hall and locked the door behind her.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They think I'm only a probationer and don't see anything, but I've got eyes in my head.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The animal is the novice and probationer of a more advanced order.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Let them choose a probationer who, young though he must be, has the making of a seer in him.

  • It is also quite competent for an officer to receive the wages of a probationer.

    A Plea for the Criminal James Leslie Allan Kayll
  • Noo he's what is called a probationer, an', eh, but he earns his livin' hard.

    Afterwards Ian Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for probationer


a person on probation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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