parole
pa·role /pə-'rōl/ n [Old French, speech, word, prisoner's word of honor to fulfill stated conditions, from Late Latin parabola speech, parable, from Greek parabolē comparison]: a conditional release of a prisoner who has served part of a sentence and who remains under the control of and in the legal custody of a parole authority compare probation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

parole
I noun affirmation, conditional deliverance, conditional discharge, conditional disenthrallment, conditional disimprisonment, conditional emancipation, conditional freedom, conditional freedom from confinement, conditional independence, conditional liberation, conditional liberty, conditional release, conditional reprieve, declaration, deliverance, discharge, emancipation, freedom, freeing from prison, granting freedom, liberation, liberty, release, release from prison, reprieve, setting free associated concepts: commutation of sentence, conditions of parole, pardon, parole board, probation, release from dissabilities II verb cast loose, conditionally release, conditionally release from imprisonment, deliver, discharge, disimprison, emancipate, free, let go free, let out of jail, let out of prison, liberate, make free, release, release conditionally, release from imprisonment, set at liberty, set free, turn loose, unbolt, uncage, unchain, unfetter, unharness, unshackle associated concepts: commutation, commute, pardon, Parole Board, probation III index discharge (liberate), free, liberate, liberation, probation, undertaking (pledge), verbal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


parole
n.
The release of a convict from prison before the end of his or her sentence on the condition that the former prisoner follow certain rules and commit no more crimes.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


parole
the release of a convicted prisoner on licence before the end of his sentence (the term is derived from the French for 'word of honour'). The authority for this comes through the Home Secretary, advised by review committees or by reference to the parole board. The applicable rules change often. See Criminal Justice Act 1991.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


parole
The release of a convicted criminal defendant after that person has completed part of his or her prison sentence, based on the concept that during the period of parole, the released criminal can prove he or she is rehabilitated and can "make good" in society. A parole generally has a specific period and terms, such as reporting to a parole officer, not associating with other ex-convicts, and staying out of trouble. Violation of the terms may result in revocation of parole and a return to prison to complete his or her sentence. Compare: probation
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


parole
1 n. A conditional release from a criminal sentence that permits the convict to serve the remainder of his or her term outside the confines of the prison as long as he abides scrupulously by certain preset conditions.
2 v. To effect what is described in the meaning of the noun.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


parole
The conditional release of a person convicted of a crime prior to the expiration of that person's term of imprisonment, subject to both the supervision of the correctional authorities during the remainder of the term and a resumption of the imprisonment upon violation of the conditions imposed.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


parole
I
The conditional release of a person convicted of a crime prior to the expiration of that person's term of imprisonment, subject to both the supervision of the correctional authorities during the remainder of the term and a resumption of the imprisonment upon violation of the conditions imposed.
II Supervised release of a prisoner from imprisonment on certain prescribed conditions which entitle him to termination of his sentence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

parole
n.
   1) the release of a convicted criminal defendant after he/she has completed part of his/her prison sentence, based on the concept that during the period of parole, the released criminal can prove he/she is rehabilitated and can "make good" in society. A parole generally has a specific period and terms such as reporting to a parole officer, not associating with other ex-convicts, and staying out of trouble. Violation of the terms may result in revocation of parole and a return to prison to complete his/her sentence.
   2) a promise by a prisoner of war that if released he will not take up arms again.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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