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Definition of Parole


  1. A word; an oral utterance.
  2. 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.
  3. A watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from countersign, which is given to all guards.
  4. Oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2.
  5. See 2d Parol.
  6. To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.

Parole Quotations

I was going to show my kids that no matter what happened with their parents, parole officers and other teachers, I wouldn't give up on them. I let them know it matters to me that you come to class, it matters to me that you try, it matters to me when you succeed.
Erin Gruwell

Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Samuel Johnson

Growing up under the heavy hand of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it was drummed into me that attending weekly mass was not an option. It was a must to avoid eternal damnation, which was not a prospect filled with many positives. Hell fire was perpetual, and no parole would be offered.
Bill O'Reilly

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

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
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Parole Translations

parole in Spanish is libertad provisional
parole in Swedish is hedersord
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