probation

  • 1 Probation — is the suspension of all or part of a jail sentence; the criminal who is on probation has been convicted of a crime, but instead of serving jail time, has been found by the Court to be amenable to probation and will be returned to the community… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 probation — pro·ba·tion /prō bā shən/ n [Middle French, critical examination and evaluation, from Latin probation probatio, from probare to test, approve, prove] 1 a: subjection to a period of evaluation and possible termination at the commencement of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 probation — [ prɔbasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1549; « épreuve » 1350; lat. probatio, de probare « prouver » 1 ♦ Relig. Temps du noviciat religieux. Année de probation. Temps d épreuve qui précède le noviciat. 2 ♦ Dr. pén. Mise à l épreuve des délinquants sous le… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 4 probation — pro‧ba‧tion [prəˈbeɪʆn ǁ proʊ ] noun [uncountable] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES a period of time during which a new employee is tested to make sure they are suitable for a job: • At the end of the year I can pass or fail or have my probation extended. •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Probation — Pro*ba tion, n. [L. probatio, fr. probare to try, examine, prove: cf. F. probation. See {Prove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When by miracle God dispensed great gifts to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 probation — Probation, Approbatio. Ceux qui sont en l an de probation, Catechumeni, B. Faire son an de probation, Iusta catecheseos implere, B …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 probation — Probation. s. f. v. On appelle ainsi les Pratiques d un Ordre Religieux, ausquelles on exerce les Novices avant que de les recevoir à Profession. Faire une année de probation. pendant son année de probation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 probation — [prō bā′shən] n. [ME probacion < OFr < L probatio < probare, to prove: see PROBE] 1. a testing or trial, as of a person s character, ability to meet requirements, etc. 2. the suspension of sentence of a person convicted but not yet… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Probation — (lat.), Probe, Beweis, Beweisführung …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Probation — Probatiōn (lat.), Prüfung, Bewährung …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 probation — (n.) early 15c., trial, experiment, test, from O.Fr. probacion (14c.), from L. probationem (nom. probatio) inspection, examination, noun of action from pp. stem of probare to test (see PROVE (Cf. prove)). Meaning testing of a person s conduct is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 probation — [n] trial period apprenticeship, novi ciate, test period, trial; concepts 87,290,291 …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 probation — ► NOUN 1) Law the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behaviour under supervision. 2) the process of testing the character or abilities of a person in a certain role. DERIVATIVES probationary adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 probation — probational, probationary /proh bay sheuh ner ee/, adj. probationship, n. /proh bay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of testing. 2. the testing or trial of a person s conduct, character, qualifications, or the like. 3. the state or period of such testing… …

    Universalium

  • 15 probation — noun VERB + PROBATION ▪ give sb, place sb on, put sb on, sentence sb to ▪ He was placed on probation for two years. ▪ She was sentenced to a year s probation. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 probation — noun (U) 1 a system that allows some criminals not to go to prison, if they behave well and see a probation officer (=special adviser) regularly, for a fixed period of time: The court fined Kevin and gave him two years probation. | (put sb) on… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 probation — n. 1) to release smb. on probation 2) to violate (the terms of one s) probation 3) on probation (he s out on probation) * * * [prə beɪʃ(ə)n] to release smb. on probation to violate (the terms of one s) probation on probation (he s out on… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 probation — pro|ba|tion [prəˈbeıʃən US prou ] n [U] 1.) a system that allows some criminals not to go to prison or to leave prison, if they behave well and see a probation officer regularly, for a particular period of time ▪ The judge sentenced Jennings to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 probation — pro|ba|tion [ prə beıʃn ] noun uncount * 1. ) a system by which someone who has committed a crime is not sent to prison, but has to agree not to break the law again and to let a PROBATION OFFICER check their behavior for a specific period of time …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 probation — (pro ba sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Dans quelques ordres religieux, le noviciat, parce qu on y met comme à l épreuve les novices. 2°   Il se dit aussi du temps d épreuve qui précède le noviciat. •   S enfermer dans le cloître… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré