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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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  • Then he lay in bed and watched for the probationer to come back.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Let them choose a probationer who, young though he must be, has the making of a seer in him.

  • It was taking the probationer quite a time to realise her own total lack of significance in all this.

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

    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
  • She shoved the probationer out into the hall and locked the door behind her.

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  • They talked a little among themselves, but it was only a buzzing that reached the probationer faintly.

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

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for probationer


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