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Definition of parole verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parole

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pəˈrəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈroʊl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parole
BrE BrE//pəˈrəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈroʊl//
 
he / she / it paroles
BrE BrE//pəˈrəʊlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈroʊlz//
 
past simple paroled
BrE BrE//pəˈrəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈroʊld//
 
past participle paroled
BrE BrE//pəˈrəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈroʊld//
 
-ing form paroling
BrE BrE//pəˈrəʊlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈroʊlɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] parole somebody to give a prisoner permission to leave prison before the end of their sentence on condition that they behave well She was paroled after two years. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Old French, literally ‘word’, also ‘formal promise’, from ecclesiastical Latin parabola ‘speech’.
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