• WordNet 3.6
    • v parole release a criminal from detention and place him on parole "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"
    • n parole (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with
    • n parole a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group "he forgot the password"
    • n parole a promise "he gave his word"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 1 in 30 people, in the U.S., are in jail, on probation, or on parole
    • Parole A document authorizing a parole{5}.
    • Parole (Mil) A watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from countersign, which is given to all guards.
    • Parole A word; an oral utterance.
    • Parole (Law) Oral declaration. See 1st Parol, 2.
    • a Parole See 2d Parol.
    • Parole The release of a prisoner from confinement prior to the end of the original sentence, conditioned on good behavior and often with other specific conditions, such as not to associate with known criminals. Such early release is common where the sentence provides a minimum and maximum term; as, he was released on parole after three years of his five-year sentence; he is out on parole .
    • v. t Parole (Mil. and Penology) To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
    • Parole (Mil) Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; "This man had forfeited his military parole ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parole A word or words; word of mouth; oral utterance or statement; language; text.
    • n parole Word of honor given or pledged; solemn promise; plighted faith; specifically, a formal promise or pledge given by a prisoner of war that he will not try to escape if allowed to go about at liberty, or that, if released, he will return to custody at a certain time if not previously discharged, or that he will not bear arms against his captors within a stated period, as during the existing war. In civilized warfare the breaking of parole is regarded as an infamous transgression, and an officer so offending may not expect quarter should he again fall into the hands of the enemy.
    • n parole Milit., a word or words given out every day in orders by a commanding officer, in camp or garrison, by which friends may be distinguished from enemies. It differs from the countersign in that the latter is given to all guards, while the parole is given only to officers of the guard, or to those who inspect the guard.
    • n parole In law: Oral declarations; word of mouth.
    • n parole The pleadings in a suit.
    • parole Given by word of mouth; oral; not written: opposed to documentary, or given by affidavit: as, parole evidence.
    • parole Not given or executed under seal: either verbal or written, but without seal: as, a parole contract. This use, which originated when a writing not under seal was not allowed to be proved to a jury, is now practically obsolete.
    • parole To accept a parole from; allow to go about at liberty on parole. See parole, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parole par-ōl′ word of mouth:
    • adj Parole given by word of mouth: oral—opp. to Documentary, as parole evidence
    • n Parole par-ōl′ (mil.) word of honour (esp. by a prisoner of war, to fulfil certain conditions): the daily password in a camp or garrison
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. parole,. See Parley, and cf. Parol
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. parabola, a parable, saying.


In literature:

The state parole board, with the managing officer and physician of each institution, constitute the executive authorities.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
She was like a prisoner whose parole had ended.
"The Moccasin Ranch" by Hamlin Garland
The prisoners were set free on parole to see the sights, while their Cossack guard went on a spree.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Many were able to crawl as far as Parole Camp, a little beyond the city.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1887" by Various
Lee's whole army was paroled and told to go home taking their horses with them to cultivate their farms.
"The American Revolution and the Boer War, An Open Letter to Mr. Charles Francis Adams on His Pamphlet "The Confederacy and the Transvaal"" by Sydney G. Fisher
He nodded in recognition of the salutes given him by groups of paroled prisoners, chewing betel nut under the trees.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
The captives were all paroled, and the sick and wounded sent to Jalapa, where they were well cared for.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
Bradstreet permitted the prisoners to go down to Montreal on parole, to be exchanged for English prisoners held in Quebec.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
I put you on your parole not to get separated again.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
He would only be released on signing parole.
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt

In poetry:

Un giorno, Eugenio, tramontava il sole
E tu mi stavi accanto,
Ed al cervello mio le tue parole
Suggerivano un canto.
"Ditirambo" by Ferdinando Fontana
Yet, as do cordons oft enclose
The unwilling with the fain,
Our people, by forced parole held,
Could naught but own the rein.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Io vengo a replicar su questa bara
Le tue parole; io compio il tuo desio....
E sento, amico, che mi e` meno amara
L'ultima volta che ti dico: Addio!
"In Morte Di Emilio Praga" by Ferdinando Fontana
Parole they gave and parole they broke,
What matters the cowardly cheat,
If the captain’s bride was satisfied
With the one prize laid at her feet?
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche
Emilio! Emilio!... Son le tue parole
Ch'io ripeto commosso... e (lo rammento)
Da te un giorno le udii che le viole
Dicean l'april con profumato accento.
"In Morte Di Emilio Praga" by Ferdinando Fontana
Bravo. No sentinel posted will ever again,
Here the countersign, "Braddock." or the pass-word, "Duquesne."
Each spectre must give, as he passes this spot,
The parole of dishonour, "MANASSAS and SCOTT."
"The Red Zouave" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi was granted parole today after serving more than.
Oklahoma City bomber faces life either with or without parole.
No older Ohio inmates get sped -up parole.
35-year-old Elias Abuelazam will spend the rest of his life behind bars with no possibility of parole.
That was the ruling from the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board at a hearing Friday.
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A 47-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the fatal shooting of his 20-year-old stepdaughter after she left home to be with relatives in Michigan.
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. A 47-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the fatal shooting of his 20-year-old stepdaughter after she left home to be with relatives in Michigan.
" Stringbean " Akeman killer deserves no parole.
His bond was set at $151,500 because he is on parole for a previous DWI offense.
Former school system administrator eligible for parole in year 2051.
Thursday night, he was arrested on preliminary charges of voyeurism and resisting law enforcement after telling his parole officer about recent acts of voyeurism .
Morales-Rodriguez gets no chance of parole.
Dae Kwon Yun is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole in the murders.
A day earlier, Ruane's uncle and alleged accomplice, Mark Staake, 41, was arrested in Vermont at the Canadian border when US immigration officials determined he violated the conditions of his parole in New Mexico.
They will decide whether to recommend a sentence of death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In science:

Parole chiave: Luminescenza, Concrezionamento, Carsismo in gesso, Variazioni climatiche, Bologna, Italia.
Luminescence of Speleothems in Italian Gypsum Caves: Preliminary Report