being or relating to an act, process, or period of testing, as of a person’s character, performance, qualifications, etc.: All our new hires have probationary status until their three-month review.
relating to conditional release: Clients who have completed the probationary period are discharged from the program and released from their prison sentence.
Education. being or relating to a trial period or condition of students who are being permitted to redeem academic failures, misconduct, etc.: Remediation plans for each probationary student must be submitted to the department Chair by midterm.
- Rarely pro·ba·tion·al [proh-bey-shuh-nl] /proʊˈbeɪ ʃə nl/ .
- un·pro·ba·tion·ar·y, un·pro·ba·tion·al, adjective
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How to use probationary in a sentence
Facebook’s latest attempt to slow disinformation means probation for groupsFacebook offers ways to export your own profile data so you have a copy, and even a tool for moving your photos to competing services.
The company blocked live video and put some group posts on probation, requiring moderator approvals if group members have too many rule violations.‘Stop the Steal’ supporters, restrained by Facebook, turn to Parler to peddle false election claims | Elizabeth Dwoskin, Rachel Lerman | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Apple has since placed its partner on probation and won’t give them new business until corrective action is completed.Apple suspended new business for one of its iPhone suppliers | Claire Zillman, reporter | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
In addition to completing probation, in both states, previously convicted felons must pay court-ordered fines or restitution before their right to vote will be restored.The road to restoration: reclaiming your rights as a once-convicted felon | Truthbetold | November 1, 2020 | TruthBeTold.news
Weinstock said the organization remains under disciplinary probation and review.
The probationary status would be good for six years and could then be renewed after payment of another $500 penalty.What You Need to Know About the Gang of Eight's Immigration Reform Deal | Justin Green | April 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those granted probationary status would not be eligible for government benefits during the decadelong wait.What You Need to Know About the Gang of Eight's Immigration Reform Deal | Justin Green | April 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And give “probationary legal status” to the 11 million — not on the day the bill is signed but on the day the fence is completed.Just 'Building the Damn Fence' Won't Fix Everything | Justin Green | February 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They found themselves hinting that he should engage in politics as well, when his probationary years were over.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Pupils then offered: they were engaged for three years, the first year to be strictly probationary.The College, the Market, and the Court | Caroline H. Dall
During two years, the congregation at Daventry was supplied by neighbouring ministers and probationary candidates.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire | Thomas Coleman
He entered on his probationary services in May, 1848, and was ordained in the month of April in the following year.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire | Thomas Coleman
When a prisoner has served his time in irons, he is removed to a probationary gang; that which I am describing is an ironed gang.Australia, its history and present condition | William Pridden