1. the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behaviour under supervision.
    "I went to court and was put on probation"
    • a process of testing or observing the character or abilities of a person who is new to a role or job.
      "for an initial period of probation your manager will closely monitor your progress"
      trial period · test period · experimental period · trial · apprenticeship · traineeship · training · novitiate
late Middle English (denoting testing or investigation): from Old French probacion, from Latin probatio(n-), from probare ‘to test, prove’ ( see prove). The legal use dates from the late 19th century.
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How to use probation in a sentence?
for an initial period of probation your manager will closely monitor your progress.
I got three years' probation, on condition that I stay at the hostel for a year.
probation should in no sense be seen as a soft option by the judiciary.
he was placed under the supervision of a probation officer.
the National Association of probation Officers.
I went to court and was put on probation.
the probation service.
a probation officer.
How to say probation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans proeftydperk
Arabic (NOUN)المراقبة, الاختبار, امتحان, الافراج المشروط
Bangla পরীক্ষা
Bosnian (Latin) uvjetne kazne
Bulgarian (NOUN)пробация
Cantonese (Traditional) 緩刑
Catalan llibertat condicional
Chinese Simplified 缓刑
Chinese Traditional 緩刑
Croatian (NOUN)uvjetnoj, uslovnoj, staž
Czech (NOUN)probační, podmínku, zkoušku
Danish (NOUN)Kriminalforsorgen, prøvetid, tilsynsværge
Dutch (NOUN)proeftijd
Estonian kriminaalhooldaja
Fijian vakatovolei
Filipino probasyon
Finnish (NOUN)koeajalle, koeaika
French (NOUN)liberté surveillée, sursis, épreuve, conditionnelle
German (NOUN)Bewährung, Gnadenzeit
Greek (NOUN)δοκιμασίας
Haitian Creole pwobasyon
Hebrew (NOUN)תנאי, מבחן, המבחן
Hindi (NOUN)परिवीक्षा
Hmong Daw kev txwv
Hungarian (NOUN)próbaidő, pártfogó
Icelandic (NOUN)skilorðsdóm
Indonesian (NOUN)percobaan
Italian (NOUN)libertà vigilata, prova, condizionale
Japanese (NOUN)執行猶予, 試用
Kiswahili (NOUN)majaribio
Korean (NOUN)집행 유예, 유예
Latvian (NOUN)probācijas
Lithuanian (NOUN)probacijos, bandomojo
Malagasy fizahan-toetra
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)percubaan
Norwegian Bokmål prøvetid
Persian دوره آزمایشی
Polish (NOUN)kuratorów, próbne, zawieszenia
Portuguese (NOUN)condicional, pena suspensa, provação, prisão preventiva, probatório, estágio
Querétaro Otomi nthe̲gi condicional
Romanian (NOUN)probaţiune
Russian (NOUN)испытательный срок, пробации, стажировку, условно, поруки
Samoan olaga faataitai
Serbian (Cyrillic) условно
Serbian (Latin) uslovno
Slovak (NOUN)probačnej, skúšku, skúšobnej
Slovenian (NOUN)preizkušnji, pogojne
Spanish (NOUN)libertad condicional, probación, apercibimiento
Swedish (NOUN)skyddstillsyn, prövotid, kriminalvården
Tahitian tamataraa
Tamil நன்னடத்தை
Telugu అర్హతా
Thai ทดลองงาน
Tongan tu'unga 'ahi'ahi'anga
Turkish (NOUN)şartlı tahliye, gözetim, gözaltı, staj
Ukrainian (NOUN)пробації, випробувальним, стажування, умовно
Urdu کو
Vietnamese thời gian thử thách
Welsh (NOUN)prawf, profiannaeth, phrawf, brawf
Yucatec Maya je'ela' condicional
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