probationer

[proh-bey-shuh-ner]
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Origin of probationer

First recorded in 1595–1605; probation + -er1
Related formspro·ba·tion·er·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for probationer

Contemporary Examples of probationer

  • In practice, the judge often declines to do so; they send the probationer back to try again.

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    The Cost of Costly Punishment

    Megan McArdle

    September 20, 2012

  • Is that the new criterion for acceptance of responsibility by a probationer?

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    Send Lindsay to Jail!

    Rikki Klieman

    October 20, 2011

Historical Examples of probationer

  • I'll be one of forty nurses; indeed, for three months I'll be only a probationer.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Sidney entered the hospital as a probationer early in August.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • She shoved the probationer out into the hall and locked the door behind her.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • They think I'm only a probationer and don't see anything, but I've got eyes in my head.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • The animal is the novice and probationer of a more advanced order.

    Essays, Second Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson


British Dictionary definitions for probationer

probationer

noun
  1. a person on probation
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