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Meaning of PAROLE

Pronunciation:  pu'rowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a conditional release from imprisonment that entitiles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with
  2. [n]  a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"
  3. [n]  a promise; "he gave his word"
  4. [v]  release a criminal from detention and place him on parole; "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"

PAROLE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: countersign, password, watchword, word, word of honor
 See Also: arcanum, free, freeing, liberate, liberation, loose, promise, release, release, secret, unloose, unloosen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pa*role"\, n. [F. parole. See {Parley}, and cf.
    1. A word; an oral utterance. [Obs.]
    2. 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.
             This man had forfeited his military parole.
    3. (Mil.) A watchword given only to officers of guards; --
       distinguished from countersign, which is given to all
    4. (Law) Oral declaration. See lst {Parol}, 2.
  2. \Pa*role"\, a.
    See 2d {Parol}.
  3. \Pa*role"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paroled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Paroling}.] (Mil.)
    To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Supervised release of a prisoner from imprisonment on certain prescribed conditions which entitle him to termination of his sentence.
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