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probation officernoun [C]

uk   /prəˈbeɪ.ʃən ˌɒf.ɪ.sər/  us   /proʊˈbeɪ.ʃən ˌɑː.fɪ.sɚ/
a person whose job is to regularly see people who have committed crimes and who are on probation, and to help them to avoid committing crimes again
(Definition of probation officer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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probation officernoun [C]

 us   /proʊˈbeɪ·ʃən ˌɔ·fə·sər, ˌɑf·ə-/
an officer whose job is to manage criminals who are on probation
(Definition of probation officer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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