probation

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probation /proʊˈbeɪʃən/ noun
probation
/proʊˈbeɪʃən/
noun
Learner's definition of PROBATION
: a situation or period of time in which a person who is starting a new job is tested and watched to see if that person is able to do the job properly
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[noncount] law : a situation or period of time in which a person who has committed a crime is allowed to stay out of prison if that person behaves well, does not commit another crime, etc.
[noncount] US : a situation or period of time in which a person who has made a serious mistake or done something bad is watched and must behave well in order not to be seriously punished
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