parole

Definitions

General English

  • noun the act of allowing a prisoner who has behaved well to be released from prison early on condition that he or she continues to behave well outside prison
  • verb to let a prisoner out of prison on condition that he or she behaves well

Law

  • noun allowing a prisoner to leave prison for a short time, on condition that he or she behaves well
  • noun permission for a prisoner who has behaved well to be released from prison early on condition that he or she continues to behave well
  • verb to allow a prisoner to leave prison before the end of their sentence on condition that he or she behaves well

Media Studies

  • noun the spoken or written word

Military

  • noun the release of a prisoner on the condition of a promise made by that prisoner (e.g. that they will no longer fight against the army which captured them)
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