What does parole mean?

Definitions for parole
pəˈroʊlpa·role

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parole, word, word of honor(noun)

    a promise

    "he gave his word"

  2. password, watchword, word, parole, countersign(noun)

    a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

    "he forgot the password"

  3. parole(verb)

    (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with

  4. parole(verb)

    release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

    "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"

GCIDE

  1. Parole(n.)

    The release of a prisoner from confinement prior to the end of the original sentence, conditioned on good behavior and often with other specific conditions, such as not to associate with known criminals. Such early release is common where the sentence provides a minimum and maximum term; as, he was released on parole after three years of his five-year sentence; he is out on parole.

    Etymology: [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]

  2. Parole(n.)

    A document authorizing a parole.

    Etymology: [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]

Wiktionary

  1. parole(Noun)

    The release or state of a former prisoner on the understanding that he/she checks in regularly and obeys the law.

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

  2. parole(Noun)

    The amount of time a former prisoner spends on limited release.

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

  3. parole(Noun)

    A word of honor, especially given by a prisoner of war, to not engage in combat if released.

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

  4. parole(Noun)

    Language in use, as opposed to language as a system.

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

  5. parole(Noun)

    The permission for foreigner who does not meet the technical requirements for a visa to be allowed to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

  6. parole(Verb)

    To release (a prisoner) on the understanding that s/he checks in regularly and obeys the law.

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parole(noun)

    a word; an oral utterance

    Etymology: [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]

  2. Parole(noun)

    word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially (Mil.), promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill stated conditions, as not to bear arms against one's captors, to return to custody, or the like

    Etymology: [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]

  3. Parole(noun)

    a watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from countersign, which is given to all guards

    Etymology: [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]

  4. Parole(noun)

    oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2

    Etymology: [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]

  5. Parole(adj)

    see 2d Parol

    Etymology: [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]

  6. Parole(verb)

    to set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners

    Etymology: [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]

Freebase

  1. Parole

    Parole is the provisional release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions prior to the completion of the maximum sentence period. Originating from the French parole, the term became associated during the Middle Ages with the release of prisoners who gave their word.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parole

    par-ōl′, n. word of mouth: (mil.) word of honour (esp. by a prisoner of war, to fulfil certain conditions): the daily password in a camp or garrison.—adj. given by word of mouth: oral—opp. to Documentary, as parole evidence. [Fr.,—L. parabola, a parable, saying.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. parole

    The word of honour given by a prisoner of war until exchanged. Also, synonymous with word (which see).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. parole

    A watch-word differing from the countersign (which see) in that it is only communicated to officers of guards, while the countersign is given to all the members. The parole is usually the name of a person, generally a distinguished officer, while the countersign is the name of a place, as of a battle-field. It is also the declaration made on honor by an officer, in a case in which there is no more than his sense of honor to restrain him from breaking his word. Thus, a prisoner of war may be released from actual prison on his parole that he will not go beyond certain designated limits; or he may even be allowed to return to his own country on his parole not to fight again during the existing war against his captors. To break parole is accounted infamous in all civilized nations, and an officer who has so far forgotten his position as a gentleman ceases to have any claim to the treatment of an honorable man, nor can he expect quarter should he again fall into the hands of the enemy he has deceived.

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How to say parole in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parole in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of parole in a Sentence

  1. Paula Mitchell:

    A death sentence in this state really means life without parole.

  2. Ed Mullins:

    Welcome to the state of New York, where cop killers get to go free thanks to Gov. Cuomo's moronic and unethical parole board.

  3. Alex Bastian:

    In any case where any individual committed a crime as a 17-year-old, the Parole Board will take into consideration the fact that a teenager’s behavioral and cognitive abilities were not fully developed when he committed the crime, after more than three decades in prison, it is likely that the Parole Board has determined that this individual is not the same person as when he was 17.

  4. Judge Reynolds:

    We are very pleased with this sentence. Because the sentences are consecutive, it will be a long time before Lakeith Smith comes up for even the possibility for parole, at least 20 to 25 years.

  5. Antonio Salieri, title of an opera:

    Prima la musica, poi le parole (first the music, then the words)

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Translations for parole

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  • إطلاق سراح مشروطArabic
  • podmínečné propuštěníCzech
  • bedingte Haftentlassung, BewährungGerman
  • libertad condicionalSpanish
  • ehdonalainen, puhekieli, puheFinnish
  • libération conditionnelleFrench
  • reynslulausnIcelandic
  • ParoleItalian
  • 仮釈放Japanese
  • tukuhereMāori
  • condicional, liberdade condicionalPortuguese
  • условно-досрочное освобождение, УДО, условное освобождение, досрочное освобождениеRussian
  • villkorlig frigivningSwedish

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