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Probation

Pro`ba´tion
n.1.
1.The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof.
2.Any proceeding designed to ascertain truth, to determine character, qualification, etc.; examination; trial; as, to engage a person on probation.
Noun1.probation - a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership
2.probation - a trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself
3.probation - (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court; "probation is part of the sentencing process"

PROBATION. The evidence which proves a thing. It is either by record, writing, the party's own oath, or the testimony of witnesses. Proof. (q.v.) It also signifies the time of a novitiate; a trial. Nov. 5.

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