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pro·ba·tion·er / prōˈbāshənər/ • n. a person who is serving a probationary or trial period in a job or position to which they are newly appointed. ∎  an offender on probation.


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A convict who is released from prison provided he maintains good behavior. One who is onprobationwhereby she is given some freedom to reenter society subject to the condition that for a specified period the individual conduct herself in a manner approved by a special officer to whom the probationer must report.

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