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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.


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The law reform proposals for amendment in Legal Practioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973, West Pakistan Rules under the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961, the Divorce Act,1869, the Drug Act, 1976, in Section 89-A of the CPC, 1908, in Section 11 of the Contract Act, 1872, Freedom of Information Ordinance, 2002, Extradition Act, 1972, Good Conduct Prisoners Probational Release Act, 1926.
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