Parole
Parole Pa*role", n. [F. parole. See {Parley}, and cf. {Parol}.] 1. A word; an oral utterance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially (Mil.), promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill stated conditions, as not to bear arms against one's captors, to return to custody, or the like. [1913 Webster]

This man had forfeited his military parole. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) A watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from {countersign}, which is given to all guards. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) Oral declaration. See 1st {Parol}, 2. [1913 Webster]

5. The release of a prisoner from confinement prior to the end of the original sentence, conditioned on good behavior and often with other specific conditions, such as not to associate with known criminals. Such early release is common where the sentence provides a minimum and maximum term; as, he was released on parole after three years of his five-year sentence; he is out on parole. [PJC]

6. A document authorizing a parole[5]. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Parole — Parole …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • parole — [ parɔl ] n. f. • 1080; lat. pop. °paraula, lat. ecclés. parabola « comparaison » (→ 1. parabole) I ♦ UNE, DES PAROLES : élément(s) de langage parlé (⇒ langage) . 1 ♦ Élément simple du langage articulé. ⇒ mot; expression. Vx Mot. « Ce n est pas… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • parole — Parole. s. f. Mot prononcé. Parole bien articulée mal articulée. il ne sçait pas articuler ses paroles. parole distincte. belles paroles. paroles choisies. paroles energiques. paroles efficaces. paroles affectées, estudiées, bien arrangées. Dieu… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • parole — pa·role /pə rōl/ n [Old French, speech, word, prisoner s word of honor to fulfill stated conditions, from Late Latin parabola speech, parable, from Greek parabolē comparison]: a conditional release of a prisoner who has served part of a sentence… …   Law dictionary

  • Parole — steht für: eine Form eines militärischen Kennworts, siehe Parole (Militär) ein Passwort einen Wahlspruch oder Slogan Parole (Linguistik) in der strukturellen Sprachwissenschaft die individuelle Sprachverwendung Parole (Programm) eine Software zur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • parole — [pə rōl′] n. [Fr, a word, formal promise < OFr < LL(Ec) parabola, a speech, PARABLE] 1. Now Rare word of honor; promise; esp., the promise of a prisoner of war to abide by certain conditions, often specif. to take no further part in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Parole — Pa*role , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paroled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paroling}.] (Mil. and Penology) To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parole — Parole, MD U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 14031 Housing Units (2000): 6946 Land area (2000): 10.283928 sq. miles (26.635251 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.568272 sq. miles (4.061805 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.852200… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Parole — »Kennwort; Losung, Leitspruch«: Das Wort wurde im 17. Jh. in der Militärsprache aus gleichbed. frz. parole entlehnt. Das frz. Wort bedeutet eigentlich »Wort; Spruch« und war bereits in mhd. Zeit (mhd. parol‹l›e »Wort, Rede«) einmal entlehnt… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • parole — ► NOUN 1) the temporary or permanent release of a prisoner before the expiry of a sentence, on the promise of good behaviour. 2) historical a prisoner of war s word of honour not to escape or, if released, to act as a non belligerent. ► VERB ▪… …   English terms dictionary

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