- a method of dealing with offenders, especially young persons guilty of minor crimes or first offenses, by allowing them to go at large under supervision of a probation officer.
- the state of having been conditionally released.
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The probation applies to her medical license, which could be revoked if she does not follow the terms of the probation.
As a condition of her probation, Zandvliet will not be allowed to write any vaccine exemptions – which had become a significant part of her practice in South Park.
The Tallahassee Democrat reported McDade reportedly pleaded with a judge for mental health treatment after his arrest on a probation violation.
By the end of the fall 2014 semester, I was on academic probation and I had received a final warning for my attendance at my job.What I learned from 5 years of cleaning airplanes in the middle of the night|matthewheimer|August 30, 2020|Fortune
The classic example is the COMPAS software used by US judges, probation, and parole officers to rate a person’s risk of re-offending.Algorithms Workers Can’t See Are Increasingly Pulling the Management Strings|Tom Barratt|August 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
He plead guilty in a plea deal and was punished only with five years of probation.
Matson was sentenced to eight months in prison and served 15 days with one year of probation.The U.S. Veteran and Wisconsin Boy Who Went to Fight ISIS in Syria|Jacob Siegel|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hardy was given a 60-day suspended sentence and put on probation for 18 months.
After a couple of months probation to see if you act right, Captain Bilal welcomes you in.Bikers of Baghdad: Sunnis, Shias, Skulls, ‘Harleys,’ and Iraqi Flags|Jacob Siegel|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a condition of his probation, Bartiromo was barred from accessing the Internet for any non-school-related purpose.
Now, the probation officer is trying to get the judge to suspend sentence.Once Upon A Time|Richard Harding Davis
We have just heard that Fritz has finished his first month of probation, and has been invested with the frock of the novice.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
Some kind of probation, as it has been termed, is absolutely requisite, to enable them to feel and be sensible of the blessing.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
He had spent a term of probation behind its walls, and wrote Sir Launcelot Greaves within its rules.In Jail with Charles Dickens|Alfred Trumble
Mukna was put on probation for a year; that is, the keepers watched him for a year to see if he would behave well.The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two|Prince Sarath Ghosh
British Dictionary definitions for probation
- under the supervision of a probation officer
- undergoing a test period