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Postby NYQUIL » Tue Apr 10, 2001 3:30 pm

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* Probation *

PROBATION - The release into the community of a defendant who has been found guilty of a crime, typically under certain conditions, such as paying a fine, doing community service or attending a drug treatment program. Violation of the conditions can result in incarceration. In the employment context, probation refers to the trial period some new employees go through.

The evidence which proves a thing. It is either by record, writing, the party's own oath, or the testimony of witnesses. Proof. It also signifies the time of a novitiate; a trial.
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Postby NYQUIL » Tue Apr 10, 2001 4:33 pm

And here is the Merriam Webster Law Dictionary definition:

probation
[pro-'ba-shen]

Middle French, critical examination and evaluation, from Latin probation- probatio, from probare to test, approve, prove


1 a: subjection to a period of evaluation and possible termination at the commencement of employment in a position for which one's fitness is to be determined

b: subjection to a period of review in the course of employment or education as a result of a violation of standards and with the possibility of dismissal if standards are not met

2 a: the suspension of all or part of a sentence and its replacement by freedom subject to specific conditions and the supervision of a probation officer
Example: it is the intent of the legislature that the granting of probation shall be a matter of grace conferring no vested right to its continuance -- Michigan Statutes Annotated
(compare diversion parole)

b: probation as a sentence in itself

c: the period or state of being subject to probation
Example: arrested while on probation

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