• enPR: pə-rōlʹ, IPA: /pəˈɹoːl/
    • (British) IPA: [pə.ˈɹəʊɫ]
    • (America) IPA: [pə.ˈɹoʊɫ]

parole (uncountable)

  1. 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.
  2. The amount of time a former prisoner spends on limited release.
  3. (archaic) A word of honor, especially given by a prisoner of war, to not engage in combat if released.
  4. (linguistics) Language in use, as opposed to language as a system.
  5. (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.
  6. A watchword given only to officers of guards; distinguished from the countersign, which is given to all guards.
  7. (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)

  1. (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

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