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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: 'speech, word, word of honor', from Late Latin parabola; PARABLE

parole

1 noun
     
Related topics: Jail and punishment
pa‧role1 [uncountable]
SCJ permission for someone to leave prison, on the condition that they promise to behave well
on parole
He was released on parole after serving two years.
She will become eligible for parole in 19 months.

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