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Noun: parole  pu'rówl
  1. A promise
    "he gave his parole";
    - word, word of honor [US], word of honour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. A secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
    "he forgot the parole";
    - password, watchword, word, countersign
     
  3. (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
Verb: parole  pu'rówl
  1. Release a criminal from detention and place him on parole
    "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"

Derived forms: paroled, paroling, paroles

Type of: arcanum, free, freeing, liberate, liberation, loose, positive identification, promise, release, secret, unloose, unloosen

Encyclopedia: Parole, Maryland