Parole



[pa-rawl] /paˈrɔl/

noun, French.
1.
language as manifested in the actual utterances produced by speakers of a language (contrasted with ).
[puh-rohl] /pəˈroʊl/
noun
1.
Penology.

2.
Military.

3.
word of honor given or pledged.
4.
(in U.S. immigration laws) the temporary admission of aliens into the U.S. for emergency reasons or on grounds considered in the public interest, as authorized by and at the discretion of the attorney general.
verb (used with object), paroled, paroling.
5.
to place or release on parole.
6.
to admit (an alien) into the U.S. under the parole provision:
An increased number of Hungarian refugees were paroled into the United States.
adjective
7.
of or relating to parole or :
a parole record.
/pəˈrəʊl/
noun
1.

2.
a promise given by a prisoner, as to be of good behaviour if granted liberty or partial liberty
3.
a variant spelling of parol
4.
(US, military) a password
5.
(linguistics) language as manifested in the individual speech acts of particular speakers Compare langue, performance (sense 7), competence (sense 5)
6.
on parole

verb (transitive)
7.
to place (a person) on parole
n.

1610s, “word of honor,” especially “promise by a prisoner of war not to escape,” from French parole “word, speech” (in parole d’honneur “word of honor”) from Vulgar Latin *paraula “speech, discourse,” from Latin parabola (see parable). Sense of “conditional release of a prisoner before full term” is first attested 1908 in criminal slang.
v.

1716, from parole (n.). Originally it was what the prisoner did (“pledge”); its transitive meaning “put on parole” is first attested 1782. Related: Paroled; paroling.

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