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Definition a period of testing (especially of person)
in various senses, including:
  • a period during which a criminal does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • a period during which a new employee is tried out on the job and during which the employee does not have all the privileges of a regular employee
  • a period during which a student's grades or behavior must improve to prevent being kicked out of school
  • The judge sentenced her to three years of probation instead of sending her to prison.
probation = a period during which a criminal does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • I start the new job next week, but my medical insurance will not begin until after a sixty day probationary period.
  • probationary = a period during which a new employee is tried out on the job and during which the employee does not have all the privileges of a regular employee
  • She didn't adjust well to the freedoms of college and now she has to pass academic probation or she'll be expelled in the Fall.
  • I'm on probation, they'll send me away this time.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • probation = a period during which a criminal does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • The two fights he had were reported to the bosses and they put him on probation.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • probation = a period during which someone is watched carefully to assure behavior improves
  • I heard him tell Monique that he got a job, and reports to his probation officer right on time.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • probation officer = a person who monitors a criminal who does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • I stayed at juvenile hall for a few weeks until my new probation officer, Mrs. O'Ryan, placed me with John and Linda Walsh, a young couple in their 20s who had three kids.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • probation officer = a person who monitors a criminal who does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • The counselors write behavior reports on you that are turned in to your probation officer.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • probation officer = a person who monitors a criminal who does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • She is a freshman member on probation.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • probation = a period of testing
  • They merely waited, and when his probation was up and nothing to stop him, he would be gone.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • probation = a period of time during which a criminal who has been released from prison must comply with special conditions
  • The only person who insisted on visiting regularly was Garvey, the stocky youth probation officer, who stopped by the detention center almost daily.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • probation officer = a person who monitors a criminal who does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • Finally, after an explosive argument I called Mrs. O'Ryan, my probation officer, and begged her to move me, even if it meant returning to The Hill.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • probation officer = a person who monitors a criminal who does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • So, you've been talking to my probation officer, and he still hasn't seen me?
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • probation officer = a person who monitors a criminal who does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • Before Gordon could even hush me, the judge rubbed his temples and asked, "Juvenile probation?"
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • probation = department that tracks people who must meet special conditions to stay out of prison
  • Probation recommends continued monitoring and consultation from a different psychiatrist.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • probation = department that tracks people who must meet special conditions to stay out of prison
  • "Because you have a probation officer now: Gordon Hutchenson," Lilian replied, as she shook her head, trying to remain on track.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • probation officer = a person who monitors a criminal who does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • In the last two days I've had calls from the school, the police, juvenile probation, your father and that mother of yours.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • probation = department that tracks people who must meet special conditions to stay out of prison
  • When the Presbyterian minister came to visit him, he'd go right on reading, and even when May Bunce came, from Probation, he ignored her.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • There was no more question of waiting out the probation.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • He knew the probation officer was super busy, so why did he visit so often?
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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