probation noun definition in Types of punishment topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

probation

 noun: Types of punishment topic
(law) a system that allows a person who has committed a crime not to go to prison if they behave well and if they see an official (called a ) regularly for a fixed period of time The prisoner was put on probation. He was given two years' probation.

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