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7 definitions found
 for parole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parole \Pa*role"\, n. [F. parole. See Parley, and cf.
     Parol.]
     1. A word; an oral utterance. [Obs.]
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     2. Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially
        (Mil.), promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill
        stated conditions, as not to bear arms against one's
        captors, to return to custody, or the like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              This man had forfeited his military parole.
                                                    --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Mil.) A watchword given only to officers of guards; --
        distinguished from countersign, which is given to all
        guards.
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     4. (Law) Oral declaration. See 1st Parol, 2.
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     5. The release of a prisoner from confinement prior to the
        end of the original sentence, conditioned on good behavior
        and often with other specific conditions, such as not to
        associate with known criminals. Such early release is
        common where the sentence provides a minimum and maximum
        term; as, he was released on parole after three years of
        his five-year sentence; he is out on parole.
        [PJC]
  
     6. A document authorizing a parole[5].
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parole \Pa*role"\, a.
     See 2d Parol.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parole \Pa*role"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paroled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Paroling.] (Mil. and Penology)
     To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parole
      n 1: a promise; "he gave his word" [syn: parole, word, word
           of honor]
      2: a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he
         forgot the password" [syn: password, watchword, word,
         parole, countersign]
      3: (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles
         the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the
         prison as long as the terms of release are complied with
      v 1: release a criminal from detention and place him on parole;
           "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "parole":
     accents, assurance, avouch, avouchment, cast loose, chatter,
     comment, conversation, demobilization, demobilize, dialect,
     discharge, discourse, dismiss, dismissal, elocution, faith, gab,
     go bail for, grant bail to, guarantee, idiom, language, langue,
     let go, let go free, let loose, let off, let out, lingo, lingua,
     linguistic act, locution, oath, oral communication, palaver,
     parlance, parol, personal usage, phonation, phraseology, pledge,
     plight, prattle, promise, put on parole, rapping, release,
     sequence of phonemes, solemn declaration, speaking, speech,
     speech act, string, talk, talking, the spoken word, tongue, troth,
     unbinding, unbolting, unbridling, unbuckling, uncaging, unchaining,
     unfettering, ungagging, unhand, unhanding, unharnessing,
     unhobbling, unlashing, unlatching, unleashing, unlocking,
     unloosing, unmanacling, unmuzzling, unpenning, unshackling,
     unstrapping, untethering, untrussing, untying, unyoking, usage,
     utterance, utterance string, vocable, voice, vow, warranty, word,
     word of honor, word of mouth, words, yakkety-yak, yakking
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PAROLE, international law. The agreement of persons who have been taken by 
  an enemy that they will not again take up arms against those who captured 
  them, either for a limited time, or during the continuance of the war. 
  Vattel, liv. 3, c. 8, Sec. 151. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Parole, MD -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland
     Population (2000):    14031
     Housing Units (2000): 6946
     Land area (2000):     10.283928 sq. miles (26.635251 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1.568272 sq. miles (4.061805 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    11.852200 sq. miles (30.697056 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            60325
     Located within:       Maryland (MD), FIPS 24
     Location:             38.991657 N, 76.548450 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Parole, MD
      Parole
  

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