Parole is the early release of a prisoner or a state of supervision that occurs after someone has been released from incarceration.(noun)
When a person gets out of jail after committing a theft but he still has to check in regularly with his probation officer and comply with certain requirements, this is an example of a time when he is on parole.
To parole is to allow for the release of a prisoner.(verb)
When a group of board members on the probation board in the criminal justice department review a prisoner's case and decide to let him out of jail, this is an example of a time when they parole the prisoner.
See parole in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, a word, formal promise < OFr < LL(Ec) parabola, a speech, parable
See parole in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, promise, word
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *paraula
Origin: , from Latin parabola, discourse; see parable.
Learn more about parole