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probation officernoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​person whose ​job is to ​regularlyseepeople who have ​committed crimes and who are on ​probation, and to ​help them to ​avoidcommitting 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 ​managecriminals who are on probation
(Definition of probation officer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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