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probation
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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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
  • You're doing fine, and you live here too, she had said, and Caroline had understood that her period of probation was over.
    p. 97.3

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