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probation officer

noun
1.
an officer who investigates and reports on the conduct of offenders who are free on probation.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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Examples from the web for probation officer
  • We could be together were it not for my probation officer.
  • He will also receive unannounced visits from the probation officer.
  • He tried being a probation officer, but soon moved to television.
  • He found a social life, as well as an address to give his probation officer, through an ad for stereo equipment.
  • Vick girds for proving himself, visits probation officer.
  • In doing so he violated the specific instructions of his probation officer, according to testimony.
  • Based on behavior and level of risk, probationers may see their probation officer several times a day to once per week.
British Dictionary definitions for probation officer

probation officer

noun
1.
an officer of a court who supervises offenders placed on probation and assists and befriends them
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