WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 pro•ba•tion•ar•y /proʊˈbeɪʃəˌnɛri/USA pronunciation
adj. [before a noun]being in a state of academic probation:a probationary student.WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- of or relating to convicted offenders who are on probation:probationary corrections officers.
- of or relating to the period or time of probation:a probationary period of one year.
pro•ba•tion /proʊˈbeɪʃən/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pro•ba•tion•al, adj. See -prob-.
- the status or period of trial for a student who has failing marks or bad behavior:He was put on probation for assaulting another student.
- Lawthe status of a convicted offender who has been allowed to go free under the supervision of a probation officer:The courts released him on probation.
(prō bā′shən),USA pronunciation n.
(prō bā′shən),USA pronunciation adj.
- the act of testing.
- the testing or trial of a person's conduct, character, qualifications, or the like.
- the state or period of such testing or trial.
- a method of dealing with offenders, esp. 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.
- Educationa trial period or condition of students in certain educational institutions who are being permitted to redeem failures, misconduct, etc.
- the testing or trial of a candidate for membership in a religious body or order, for holy orders, etc.
- Latin probātiōn- (stem of probātiō). See probate, -ion
- 1375–1425; late Middle English probacion
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probation /prəˈbeɪʃən/ n
proˈbational, proˈbationary adj
- a system of dealing with offenders by placing them under the supervision of a probation officer
- on probation ⇒ under the supervision of a probation officer
- undergoing a test period
- a trial period, as for a teacher, religious novitiate, etc
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