- 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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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.
Those granted probationary status would not be eligible for government benefits during the decadelong wait.
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|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.
He entered on his probationary services in May, 1848, and was ordained in the month of April in the following year.
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
British Dictionary definitions for probation
- under the supervision of a probation officer
- undergoing a test period