probation

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noun[change]

Singular
probation

Plural
probations

  1. If you are on probation, you are not in prison or jail, but you are still limited because of being convicted of a crime.
    He was sentenced to a month of home arrest, two years of probation, and a $2,000 fine.
  2. If you are on probation at work, you have recently been hired, and your boss is deciding if you're suitable.
    Employees may not work overtime during their probation period.
  3. If you are on probation at school, you are limited at school for a short time as a punishment.
    He was given a week's probation for cheating on the test.

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