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.
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
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
Up until now, the prospect of parole has kept us from confronting our captors with any real determination. George Jackson
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