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.

  2. Parolenoun

    A document authorizing a parole.

Wiktionary

  1. parolenoun

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

  2. parolenoun

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

  3. parolenoun

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

  4. parolenoun

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

  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.

  6. paroleverb

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

  7. Etymology: From parole, from parabola

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Parolenoun

    Word given as an assurance; promise given by a prisoner not to go away.

    Etymology: parole, French.

    Love’s votaries enthral each other’s soul,
    ’Till both of them live but upon parole. John Cleveland.

    Be very tender of your honour, and not fall in love; because I have a scruple whether you can keep your parole, if you become a prisoner to the ladies. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parolenoun

    a word; an oral utterance

  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

  3. Parolenoun

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

  4. Parolenoun

    oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2

  5. Paroleadjective

    see 2d Parol

  6. Paroleverb

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

  7. 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. Kimma Gurel:

    There's no question in my mind that Daniel Lee is guilty. The part that's questioning is that the other man was more guilty and he got life without parole, so why did Daniel Lee get the death penalty ? It didn't make sense.

  2. Tom Tiffany:

    They were all there on parole, the parole authority is grantedto the secretary of theDepartment of HomelandSecurity.He can just wave people in.

  3. 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.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

  5. Robert Kennedy:

    Our father’s death impacted our family in ways that can never adequately be articulated, and today’s decision by a two-member parole board has inflicted enormous pain.

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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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