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English definition of “parole”

parole

noun [U]     /pəˈrəʊl/ US  /-ˈroʊl/
permission for a prisoner to be released before their period in prison is finished, with the agreement that they will behave well: He's been released on parole. She hopes to be eligible for parole in three years. Reynolds was sentenced to life without parole.Not punishing and reducing punishment parole     verb [T]
(Definition of parole noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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