Definitions for probationary

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•ba•tionproʊˈbeɪ 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.

    Category: Law

  4. the trial period or condition of a student who is being permitted to redeem failures, misconduct, etc.

    Category: Education

  5. the act of testing.

  6. Archaic. proof.

Origin of probation:

1375–1425; late ME < L probātiō approval, proof. See prove , -tion



Princeton's WordNet

  1. probationary, provisional, provisionary, tentative(adj)

    under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

    "probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"


  1. probationary(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or subject to probation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Probationary(adj)

    of or pertaining to probation; serving for trial

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