[ proh-bey-shuh-ner ]
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  1. a person undergoing probation or trial.

Origin of probationer

First recorded in 1595–1605; probation + -er1

Other words from probationer

  • pro·ba·tion·er·ship, noun

Words Nearby probationer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use probationer in a sentence

  • He would go unarmed to their houses as often as required, and keep in touch with them—as a probationer.

    The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
  • For above the landlady's exposition rose the probationer's voice: "Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus."

    Afterwards | Ian Maclaren
  • But the probationer waited anxiously for the first post on Tuesday, which would give the result, and I was only less anxious.

    Afterwards | Ian Maclaren

British Dictionary definitions for probationer


/ (prəˈbeɪʃənə) /

  1. a person on probation

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