Definition of probationary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prəˈbeɪʃnri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈbeɪʃəneri//
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  1. 1connected with a time of training and testing when you start a new job to see if you are suitable for the work a probationary period young probationary teachers
  2. 2(law) connected with the period of time when a person who has committed a crime is on probation (1)