Probational

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Probational Probationary.
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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
    • probational Serving for trial or probation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Probational relating to probation or trial
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.

Usage

In literature:

Nor is there probation for the soul after the body dies.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
The first stage of all is called the Probation Class.
"Crime and Its Causes" by William Douglas Morrison
But it must pass through an exciting period of probation.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
There were two disappointed men on the plantation when he told his master the next day the outcome of Jim's probation.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Now, stretch out your ears, till I probate, or probe to you the differ atween black an' white.
"Going To Maynooth Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
This probation may not be necessary in your case, yet we can make no exception to our rules even in your favor.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Of that Doctor Don Alvaro de Mesa, probate judge, will advise and inform your Majesty.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Emma Helen Blair
These two years will be a probation to both.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Knowing they're on probation will make 'em ambitious.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
He had thought it one of the probation nurses.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
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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
After a few short years
Our race will have been run;
This short probation given us
Will end beneath the sun.
"Years" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
I went to a town on probation,
And my bashfulness followed me,
And while in deep meditation,
A voice gently whispered to me.
"Ajax' Bashfulness" by Frank Barbour Coffin
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
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

In news:

Man originally accused of raping teen girlfriend gets probation for child abuse.
WORCESTER — A Leicester landlord was placed on probation yesterday after pleading guilty to charges of falsely representing that his property was in compliance with lead paint laws.
WORCESTER — A Leicester landlord was placed on probation today after pleading guilty to charges of falsely representing that his property was in compliance with lead paint laws.
A Texas mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands faces anything from probation to a life in prison for her crimes.
Elizabeth Escalona, 23, faced from probation to life in prison, and prosecutors had sought 45 years behind bars.
Elizabeth Escalona faces from probation to life in prison, but prosecutors are seeking a 45-year prison sentence.
Lindsay Lohan arrives for a probation hearing in 2010.
LOS ANGELES—A former substitute teacher in Los Angeles County has been sentenced to nine months in jail and five years probation for lewdness with a 13-year-old student.
Chronically troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan is due back in court today after testing positive for alcohol, which violated the terms of her probation, Radar Online reported.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Lindsay Lohan is returning to court to give a judge her second update on how she's faring under strict new probation requirements.
The judge says he will consider releasing the Grand Prairie woman on “shock probation.”.
Estate Planning for Self-Storage Operators: Avoiding Probate With a Living Trust .
After years of cutbacks, probation officers were hoping for a funding bump in next year's proposed budget.
Probation, a sentence used for low-level offenders instead of prison, is under the control of the Illinois Supreme Court.
The Many Faces of Ellis County's Adult Probation Department.
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