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English noun: parole

1. parole (communication) a promise

SamplesHe gave his word.

Synonymsword, word of honor

Broader (hypernym)promise

2. parole (communication) a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

SamplesHe forgot the password.

Synonymscountersign, password, watchword, word

Broader (hypernym)arcanum, positive identification, secret

3. parole (act) (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with

Broader (hypernym)freeing, liberation, release

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: parole

1. parole (social) release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

SamplesThe prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)free, liberate, loose, release, unloose, unloosen

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