Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially (Mil.), promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill stated conditions, as not to bear arms against one's captors, to return to custody, or the like.
A watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from countersign, which is given to all guards.
Oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2.
See 2d Parol.
To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. Samuel Johnson
During our travels, the Indians entertained me well; and their affection for me was so great, that they utterly refused to leave me there with the others, although the Governor offered them one hundred pounds sterling for me, on purpose to give me a parole to go home. Daniel Boone
There is nothing anyone can do anyway. The public has no power. The government knows I'm not a criminal. The parole board knows I'm not a criminal. The judge knows I'm not a criminal. Jack Kevorkian
When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though I'd been let out on parole. A man who has served 18 months isn't eager to go back to prison. Max von Sydow
Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs. Bobby Scott