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probation
used in The Lightning Thief

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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
  • Anyway, Nancy Bobofit was throwing wads of sandwich that stuck in his curly brown hair, and she knew I couldn't do anything back to her because I was already on probation.
    Chapter 1 (18% in)
  • You're already on probation," he reminded me.
    Chapter 1 (20% in)

There are no more uses of "probation" in The Lightning Thief.

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