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pro·ba·tion

 (prō-bā′shən)
n.
1. A process or period in which a person's fitness, as for work or membership in a social group, is tested.
2. Law
a. A criminal sentence consisting of a term of imprisonment that is suspended provided certain terms and conditions are met.
b. The status of serving such a criminal sentence.
3. Release of a person from commitment for insanity, subject to reversal in the event of a relapse into insanity.
4. A trial period in which a student is given time to try to redeem failing grades or bad conduct.

[Middle English probacion, a testing, from Old French probation, from Latin probātiō, probātiōn-, from probātus, past participle of probāre, to test; see prove.]

pro·ba′tion·al adj.
pro·ba′tion·al·ly adv.
pro·ba′tion·ar′y adj.

probation

(prəˈbeɪʃən)
n
1. (Law) a system of dealing with offenders by placing them under the supervision of a probation officer
2. (Law) on probation
a. under the supervision of a probation officer
b. undergoing a test period
3. a trial period, as for a teacher, religious novitiate, etc
4. the act of proving or testing
5. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a period during which a new employee may have his employment terminated on the grounds of unsuitability
proˈbational, proˈbationary adj
proˈbationally adv

pro•ba•tion

(proʊˈbeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the testing or trial of a person's conduct, character, qualifications, or the like.
2. the state or period of such testing or trial.
3. the conditional release of an offender under the supervision of a probation officer.
4. the trial period or condition of a student who is being permitted to redeem failures, misconduct, etc.
5. the act of testing.
6. Archaic. proof.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin probātiō approval, proof. See prove, -tion]
pro•ba′tion•al, pro•ba′tion•ar′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.probation - a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership
test period, trial period - a period of time during which someone or something is tested
2.probation - a trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself
test period, trial period - a period of time during which someone or something is tested
3.probation - (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court; "probation is part of the sentencing process"
freeing, liberation, release - the act of liberating someone or something
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

probation

noun trial period, test, trial, examination, apprenticeship, initiation, novitiate The appointment will be subject to a six-month term of probation.
Translations
فَتْرَة إخْتِبار المُوَظَّف الجَديدمُراقَبَة المَحْكوم عليْه
podmíněné propuštěnízkušební lhůta
prøveløsladelseprøvetid
feltételes szabadlábra helyezéspróbaidő
reynslutímiskilorîsdómur
bandomasis laikasbūti lygtinai paleistamlygtinai paleistilygtinis nuteisimasstažuotis
nosacīta atbrīvošanapārbaudes laiks
podmienečné prepustenieskúšobná lehota

probation

[prəˈbeɪʃən]
A. N (Jur) → libertad f condicional
to be on probationestar en libertad condicional; (in employment) → estar a prueba
to put sb on probationponer a algn en libertad provisional (fig) → asignar a algn un período a prueba
to take sth on probation (= as a trial) → tomar algo a prueba
release on probationlibertad f a prueba
B. CPD probation officer N funcionario que vigila a las personas que están en libertad condicional

probation

[prəˈbeɪʃən] n
(LAW)liberté f surveillée
to put sb on probation [+ offender] → mettre qn en liberté surveillée
to be given two years' probation [offender] → être condamné(e) à deux ans de liberté surveillée
to be on probation [offender] → être en liberté surveillée probation order, probation service
(in employment) (= period) → période f d'essai
on probation [employee] → à l'essai
(RELIGION)noviciat m, probation f

probation

n
(Jur) → Bewährung f; to put somebody on probation (for a year)jdm (ein Jahr) Bewährung geben; to be on probationauf Bewährung sein, Bewährung haben
(of employee)Probe f; (= probation period)Probezeit f; (Rel) → Noviziat nt

probation

[prəˈbeɪʃn] n to be on probation (Law) → essere in libertà vigilata; (gen, in employment) → essere in prova, fare un periodo di prova
to put sb on probation (Law) → sottoporre qn a libertà vigilata

probation

(prəˈbeiʃən) , ((American) prou-) noun
1. the system allowing people who have broken the law to go free on condition that they commit no more crimes and report regularly to a social worker.
2. (in certain jobs) a period of time during which a person is carefully watched to see that he is capable of the job.
proˈbationary adjective
probation officer noun
be/put on probation
to (cause to) undergo a period of probation.
References in classic literature ?
Austin, probation officer, Court of General Sessions," he explained.
His probation was generally passed at the interior trading posts; removed for years from civilized society, leading a life almost as wild and precarious as the savages around him; exposed to the severities of a northern winter, often suffering from a scarcity of food, and sometimes destitute for a long time of both bread and salt.
The three months' interval of Frank's probation in London passed less cheerfully than usual in the household at Combe-Raven.
In the beginning of the change that gradually worked in me, when I tried to get a better understanding of myself and be a better man, I did glance, through some indefinite probation, to a period when I might possibly hope to cancel the mistaken past, and to be so blessed as to marry her.
Military rank under the crown of Great Britain was attained with much longer probation, and by much more toilsome services, sixty years ago than at the present time.
asked Cornelius, who did not venture on a belief that Rosa would, of her own accord, have abridged the term of his probation.
Then the aspirant must not only be tested in those labours and dangers and pleasures which we mentioned before, but there is another kind of probation which we did not mention--he must be exercised also in many kinds of knowledge, to see whether the soul will be able to endure the highest of all, will faint under them, as in any other studies and exercises.
To others, it represented a recognized state of probation before their re-entree into civilization again.
Legree stood aghast, and looked at Tom; and there was such a silence, that the tick of the old clock could be heard, measuring, with silent touch, the last moments of mercy and probation to that hardened heart.
After all," she said, "I suppose it is a period of probation.
We were then at a full stand; for whatever shrewd suspicions we might entertain, we had no shadow of probation.
That tribute, which it would seem nations must ever pay, by way of a weary probation, around the shrine of Ceres, before they can be indulged in her fullest favours, is in some measure exacted in America, from the descendant instead of the ancestor.