What does parole mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term parole:


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.

  2. Parole(n.)

    A document authorizing a parole.

  3. Origin: [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.

  2. parole(Noun)

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

  3. parole(Noun)

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

  4. parole(Noun)

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

  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.

  6. parole(Verb)

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

  7. Origin: From parole, from parabola

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parole(noun)

    a word; an oral utterance

  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

  3. Parole(noun)

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

  4. Parole(noun)

    oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2

  5. Parole(adj)

    see 2d Parol

  6. Parole(verb)

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

  7. Origin: [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.]

How to pronounce parole?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

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. Christopher Darden:

    Is this the parole hearing of the century ? I guess it is.

  2. Paula Mitchell:

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

  3. Antonio Salieri, title of an opera:

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

  4. Samuel Johnson:

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

  5. Susan Nugent:

    Meanwhile, our client is serving a life sentence without any chance of parole.

Images & Illustrations of parole

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