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Definition of Probation

Probation

  1. The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof.
  2. Any proceeding designed to ascertain truth, to determine character, qualification, etc.; examination; trial; as, to engage a person on probation.
  3. The novitiate which a person must pass in a convent, to probe his or her virtue and ability to bear the severities of the rule.
  4. The trial of a ministerial candidate's qualifications prior to his ordination, or to his settlement as a pastor.
  5. Moral trial; the state of man in the present life, in which he has the opportunity of proving his character, and becoming qualified for a happier state.

Probation Quotations

Sacrifice is truly the crowning test of the gospel. Men are tried and tested in this mortal probation to see if they will put first in their lives the kingdom of God.
Ezra Taft Benson

My father used to always say to me that, you know, if a guy goes out to steal a loaf of bread to feed his family, they'll give him 10 years, but a guy can do white-collar crime and steal the money of thousands and he'll get probation and a slap on the wrist.
Jesse Ventura

In them days, it was just still not illegal to kill an Indian. If you killed an Indian, you'd be very unfortunate if you got probation - most of them were released immediately.
Leonard Peltier

And if we are in this state, if we had an eternity of probation, what reason have we to suppose that we should profit by it - if we had ever so long a time to chose for ourselves we should pursue our own will, to gratify our carnal I desires.
Elias Hicks

People keep coming up to me and asking, 'How does it feel to be banned for life?' Banned for life. I wasn't banned for life. There was never a word of suspension, probation or ban in that agreement. It was never meant to be part of it.
George Steinbrenner
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Probation Translations

probation in French is probation
probation in Swedish is villkorlig dom, prov

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