Definition of Parole

1. Noun. A promise. "He gave his word"

Exact synonyms: Word, Word Of Honor
Generic synonyms: Promise



2. Verb. Release a criminal from detention and place him on parole. "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"
Generic synonyms: Free, Liberate, Loose, Release, Unloose, Unloosen
Derivative terms: Parolee

3. Noun. A secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group. "He forgot the password"

4. Noun. (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with.
Generic synonyms: Freeing, Liberation, Release
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Parole

1. n. A word; an oral utterance.

2. a. See 2d Parol.

3. v. t. To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.

Definition of Parole

1. Noun. The release or state of a former prisoner on the understanding that he/she checks in regularly and obeys the law. ¹

2. Noun. The amount of time a former prisoner spends on limited release. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A word of honor, especially given by a prisoner of war, to not engage in combat if released. ¹

4. Noun. (linguistics) Language in use, as opposed to language as a system. ¹

5. Noun. (US immigration law) The permission for foreigner who does not meet the technical requirements for a visa to be allowed to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To release (a prisoner) on the understanding that s/he checks in regularly and obeys the law. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parole

1. to release from prison before completion of the imposed sentence [v -ROLED, -ROLING, -ROLES]

Medical Definition of Parole

1. In psychiatry, term for conditional release of a formally committed patient from a mental hospital prior to formal discharge, so that the patient may be returned to the hospital if necessary without fresh legal action. Origin: Fr., fr. L. Parabola, discourse, fr G. Parabole (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parole

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parodontitis
parodontium
parodos
parody
parodying
parodynia
paroecious
paroemia
paroemias
paroicous
paroket
parol
parol evidence rule
parolable
parole (current term)
parole board
parole officer
parole officers
paroled
parolee
parolees
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parolfactory
parolfactory area
paroling
parolivary
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paromologia
paromology

Literary usage of Parole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"The parole was a valuable method of returning a patient to his home environment even before social workers had been employed or mental clinics established. ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1906)
"Articles io to 12 of the Hague Regulations on parole. (jeal w^ release on parole in the following manner:— No belligerent is obliged to assent to a ..."

3. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"For, on this day, after unspeakable and almost mortal sufferings, I was released from prison, on a parole, to remain with a relative within the limits of ..."

4. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Grant was generous with the fallen enemy; too generous, some of the patriot politicians thought, in releasing Lee and his officers on parole; but Grant ..."

5. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1904)
"THE VALUE OF parole LAWS. CONCERNING SENATE BILL 561 RELATIVE TO THE parole OF ... object of this bill is to make the present parole law ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"parole (from the same term in French meaning "word"), a term used in law and in military affairs. In law, something done verbally or by word of mouth, ..."

7. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"e • Ing prisoners as to their fitness for parole. He shall advise with that board concerning each case, and furnish it with his opinion, in writing, ..."

8. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"The parole was a valuable method of returning a patient to his home environment even before social workers had been employed or mental clinics established. ..."

9. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1906)
"Articles io to 12 of the Hague Regulations on parole. (jeal w^ release on parole in the following manner:— No belligerent is obliged to assent to a ..."

10. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"For, on this day, after unspeakable and almost mortal sufferings, I was released from prison, on a parole, to remain with a relative within the limits of ..."

11. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Grant was generous with the fallen enemy; too generous, some of the patriot politicians thought, in releasing Lee and his officers on parole; but Grant ..."

12. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1904)
"THE VALUE OF parole LAWS. CONCERNING SENATE BILL 561 RELATIVE TO THE parole OF ... object of this bill is to make the present parole law ..."

13. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"parole (from the same term in French meaning "word"), a term used in law and in military affairs. In law, something done verbally or by word of mouth, ..."

14. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"e • Ing prisoners as to their fitness for parole. He shall advise with that board concerning each case, and furnish it with his opinion, in writing, ..."

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