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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.probationary - under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon; "probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"
conditional - imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"
Translations
تَجْريبي، لِمُراقَبَة المَحْكوم عَلَيْه
zkušební
próba-
reynslu-; á skilorîi
deneme türünden

probationary

[prəˈbeɪʃnərɪ]
A. ADJde prueba
B. CPD probationary period N (Jur) → período m de libertad condicional (fig) → período m de prueba

probationary

[prəˈbeɪʃənəri] adj [period] → d'essai

probationary

adjProbe-; probationary periodProbezeit f; (Jur) → Bewährungsfrist f

probationary

[prəˈbeɪʃnrɪ] adj (year, period) → di prova; (teacher, nurse) → in prova (Law) → di 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 ?
We discover the latter in changed conditions; instead of a bride with boxes and trunks which others bore, we see her a lonely woman with a basket and a bundle in her own porterage, as at an earlier time when she was no bride; instead of the ample means that were projected by her husband for her comfort through this probationary period, she can produce only a flattened purse.
Among the clerks of the Northwest Company were several of great capacity and experience, who had served out their probationary terms, but who, either through lack of interest and influence, or a want of vacancies, had not been promoted.
After a short probationary experience of such low convict employments as lime-burning and road-mending, I was advanced to occupations more in harmony with my education.
Where's the use of a probationary existence, if a man may spend it as he pleases, just contrary to God's decrees, and then go to heaven with the best - if the vilest sinner may win the reward of the holiest saint, by merely saying, "I repent
They spent much of their abundant leisure on the margin of Maule's well, which was haunted by a kind of snail, evidently a titbit to their palates; and the brackish water itself, however nauseous to the rest of the world, was so greatly esteemed by these fowls, that they might be seen tasting, turning up their heads, and smacking their bills, with precisely the air of wine-bibbers round a probationary cask.
Vanstone confidently looked forward really occurred -- if Frank's probationary year proved his claim to the most precious trust that could be placed in his hands -- then Magdalen herself should reward him with all that a woman can bestow; and the future, which his present employers had placed before him as the result of a five years' residence in China, should be realized in one year's time, by the dowry of his young wife.
Nor does it at all diminish the curiousness of this matter, that to many thousands of our rural boys and young men born along its line, the probationary life of the Grand Canal furnishes the sole transition between quietly reaping in a Christian corn-field, and recklessly ploughing the waters of the most barbaric seas.
Employers should clearly indicate policies concerning sexual harassment and racial discrimination, conduct standards, including substance abuse in the workplace, and company theft as well as specifics pertaining to employee duties, like probationary periods and attendance.
New hires are subject to a 60-day probationary period, during which they are given regular updates on their performance.
In such cases, it is alleged that the probationary physician was led to believe that he or she was going to become a partner.
Employers generally have greater discretion and freedom to discharge workers during their probationary period than afterward.
After surviving the "derail" or probationary period, Niemann gets laid off from the Stockton, California switching yard because of her low seniority.