- The release of a former prisoner under condition of compliance with specific terms.
- He will be on parole for nearly two more years.
- He was released on parole.
- The defendant shall be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
- The amount of time a former prisoner spends on limited release.
- (archaic) A word of honor, especially given by a prisoner of war, to not engage in combat if released.
- (linguistics) Language in use, as opposed to language as a system.
- (US, immigration law) The permission for a foreigner who does not meet the technical requirements for a visa to be allowed to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
- A watchword given only to officers of guards; distinguished from the countersign, which is given to all guards.
- (legal) An oral declaration; see parol.
- French: libération conditionnelle
- German: bedingte Haftentlassung, Bewährung
- Portuguese: condicional, liberdade condicional
- Russian: усло́вно-досро́чное освобожде́ние
- Spanish: libertad condicional
parole (paroles, present participle paroling; past and past participle paroled)
- (transitive, law) To release (a prisoner) on the understanding that s/he checks in regularly and obeys the law.
- Spanish: ser puesto en libertad condicional