What does parole mean?

Definitions for parole
pəˈroʊlpa·role

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word parole.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parole, word, word of honornoun

    a promise

    "he gave his word"

  2. password, watchword, word, parole, countersignnoun

    a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

    "he forgot the password"

  3. paroleverb

    (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. paroleverb

    release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

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

GCIDE

  1. Parolenoun

    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. Parolenoun

    A document authorizing a parole.

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

Wiktionary

  1. parolenoun

    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. parolenoun

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

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

  3. parolenoun

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

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

  4. parolenoun

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

    Etymology: From parole, from parabola

  5. parolenoun

    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. paroleverb

    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. Parolenoun

    a word; an oral utterance

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

  2. Parolenoun

    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. Parolenoun

    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. Parolenoun

    oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2

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

  5. Paroleadjective

    see 2d Parol

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

  6. Paroleverb

    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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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. Collette Carroll:

    I saw a young man struggling to put together his parole plans ... from inside the institution, seeing someone denied parole because they didn't have solid plans, I decided there had to be more.

  2. Martha Lucia Sanchez:

    This is an unparalleled decision that makes it clear that what happened to Correa and other women is not a crime of passion, which only serves to justify the actions of the perpetrator, but is a crime based on gender, it sends a message to society that such crimes don't end in impunity, and gives us a tool with which to get other convictions for femicide in the future, with a maximum prison sentence of 40 years without parole.

  3. Chris Gautz:

    He did not want to be on parole, he wanted to wait and just walk out completely free from supervision in September.

  4. Jason Miyares:

    The former Virginia Parole Board repeatedly broke the law when they released cop killers, murderers, rapists, and child abductors early, without notifying the victims, under the previous administration, we saw criminals put ahead of victims. This political stunt effectively ended parole in Virginia, hurting potential parolees, victims, their families, and our criminal justice system.I am confident Governor Youngkin’s nominees would hold the Parole Board to a higher standard, execute their jobs with professionalism, and serve Virginians well. The political games over the parole board must stop.

  5. 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.

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Translations for parole

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  • إطلاق سراح مشروطArabic
  • podmínečné propuštěníCzech
  • Bewährung, bedingte HaftentlassungGerman
  • libertad condicionalSpanish
  • ehdonalainen, puhe, puhekieliFinnish
  • libération conditionnelleFrench
  • reynslulausnIcelandic
  • ParoleItalian
  • 仮釈放Japanese
  • tukuhereMāori
  • liberdade condicional, condicionalPortuguese
  • условное освобождение, досрочное освобождение, УДО, условно-досрочное освобождениеRussian
  • villkorlig frigivningSwedish

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