- 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.
Origin of probation
OTHER WORDS FROM probationpro·ba·tion·al, pro·ba·tion·ar·y [proh-bey-shuh-ner-ee], /proʊˈbeɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjectivepro·ba·tion·ship, nounnon·pro·ba·tion, noun
Words nearby probation
How to use probation in a sentence
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
Bartiromo was released from prison in July 2010, this time with no probation.
I will set a curb upon my impatience afterwards, and go through my period of ah—probation without murmuring.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He was still on the probation lists, but I could see that he had the making of a fine cop in him.
It was only that they were waiting for the end of the two years of probation, she supposed, and they were nearly over now.David Fleming's Forgiveness|Margaret Murray Robertson
There was a time early in her probation when she thought seriously that if it were not Stephen Arnold it should be this.Hilda|Sarah Jeanette Duncan
If any one failed to be up to the mark during his year of probation, no one taunted him, nor was he despised.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for probation
- under the supervision of a probation officer
- undergoing a test period