probation

[ proh-bey-shuh n ]
/ proʊˈbeɪ ʃən /

noun

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Origin of probation

1375–1425; late Middle English probacion < Latin probātiōn- (stem of probātiō). See probate, -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for probation

probation
/ (prəˈbeɪʃən) /

noun

a system of dealing with offenders by placing them under the supervision of a probation officer
on probation
  1. under the supervision of a probation officer
  2. undergoing a test period
a trial period, as for a teacher, religious novitiate, etc
the act of proving or testing
a period during which a new employee may have his employment terminated on the grounds of unsuitability

Derived forms of probation

probational or probationary, adjectiveprobationally, adverb
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