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noun [uncountable] probation pronunciation in British English /prəˈbeɪʃ(ə)n/

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    a system by which someone who has committed a crime is not sent to prison, but has to agree not to break the law again and to let a probation officer check their behaviour for a specific period of time
    place/put someone on probation: She received a fine and was placed on probation for four years.
    get/be given probation: Harris was given 18 months’ probation.

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