• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Probator An examiner; an approver.
    • Probator (O. Eng. Law) One who, when indicted for crime, confessed it, and accused others, his accomplices, in order to obtain pardon; a state's evidence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: About 1 in 30 people, in the U.S., are in jail, on probation, or on parole
    • n probator An examiner.
    • n probator In law, one who turns king's (queen's) evidence; an approver.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Probator an examiner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

It provided guardianship of infants during probate of their personal property.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Probation was awarded to Penny and Dreer, while Clint was unmercifully lectured.
"Left Tackle Thayer" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Fortunately he went on probation of three weeks before articling.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
I understand," said he; "you wish to become a monk, but you fear the probation.
"The Forty-Five Guardsmen" by Alexandre Dumas
When her period of work and probation is accomplished she will be purged and perfected, and will be a church without spot or wrinkle.
"Exposition of the Apostles Creed" by James Dodds
Well, my man, I may tell you at once that I shall not renounce probate.
"The Great Adventure" by Arnold Bennett
It was a long probation of hardship.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, Issue 566, September 15, 1832" by Various
He did not finish his breakfast in that time of probation; he did not again take up the paper he had thrown aside.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Do you accept this probation, or not?
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. October 24, 1891" by Various
The time during which any substitute is actually employed in the service shall be counted as part of his probation.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
And your probation, that's practically at an end?
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 102, Jan. 9, 1892" by Various
How long he must remain "on probation" in the colony, and work there, depends entirely on the doctor's pleasure.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
For something like a month of probation he wears these, then undergoes the rite.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
During the period of probation his hand was incessant on Mr. Dillon's door-knocker.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
Ordinarily I might have been let go under suspended sentence or been put on probation.
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
But 'tis a short probation.
"Faust" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
We had consulted his bankers and put matters in a solicitor's hands with a view to probate.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
The probation looked forward to with such anxiety and terror had turned out, after all, only a delightful spree.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
We are anticipating, however; the first day of Lilias's probation is not yet over.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 4, April, 1852" by Various
Dr. Foster was appointed probate judge and elected state senator, and served in the dual capacity.
"When the Ku Klux Rode" by Eyre Damer

In poetry:

The past with all its pleasure
And all its sorrow too,
Has been but a probation
To prove me false or true.
"The Future" by Jared Barhite
And if, like you, with lowly zeal
This dim probation path we trod,
Shall at your side enraptured kneel
Amid the paradise of God.
"Sudden Death" by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
This earth is a place of probation,
A school wherein man may secure
A knowledge of his true relation,
To the noble, the true, and the pure.
"Who Shall Judge?" by Jared Barhite
"Urge me no more," he fiercely said,
"But know, not long these prayers can last;
Reflect, fond girl! at morning's dawn
The year of thy probation's past!"
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
Nor was The Son Who bore the great Temptation
By Angels of his Father left alone;
Nor to this daughter in her long probation,
Less loving grace is shown.
"A Sick-Bed Confirmation " by Samuel John Stone
For, oh! if one glance the freed spirit can throw
On the scene of its troubled probation below,
Than the pride of the marble, the pomp of the dead,
To that glance will be dearer the tears which we shed.
"A Lament" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

A local man who failed to pay his child support was sentenced to seven months in prison for violating his probation.
The shocking list is contained in the 24-year-old's probation report, which was given to a Beverly Hills court Tuesday.
Ex- dogcatcher placed on probation.
The probation report for the treasurer who presided over Orange County's financial debacle will recommend that he serve no more than a year in county jail despite his guilty pleas to six felonies, the sentencing judge was told yesterday.
Shortly after Paul Donnelly took over as the director of the Harris County probation department, he assembled his 800 employees and delivered what he describes as the "hack it or pack it speech".
Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)-- A security guard at Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing was arrested for violating his probation.
(Press-Register file/Mary Hattler) Mobile Probate Court Judge Don Davis.
A judge has sentenced a Freehold police officer to one year probation and fines for shoplifting flooring.
A long-time Freehold Borough police officer was sentenced to probation and other penalties after being convicted of shoplifting from a Home Depot.
Kumar Gets Probation for His Galleon Trial Cooperation.
Former Galleon Trader Smith Gets Probation in Insider-Trading Case.
Harris, 68, of North Adams, will also have to register as a sex offender and be on probation after jail.
Filmmaker linked to anti-Islam video meets with probation officer .
2 Judge Christopher L Burnham administered the oath for newly appointed Morgan County probation officer Stephen Johnson on Sept 6.
Reginald Keith Bradley, 21, told police he meant to give the marijuana to someone else prior to meeting with the probation officer .