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parole

pa·role

parole

 
 
pronunciation:
p rol
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the release of a prisoner before the time of punishment is finished. Prisoners who are given parole have behaved well in prison. When on parole, they must obey certain rules.
He was given parole after one year in prison.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: paroled, paroles, paroling
definition: to free a person from prison according to the rules of parole.
They paroled three prisoners.
derivation: parolable (adj.)
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