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pa·role

(pă-rōl'),
In psychiatry, term for conditional release of a formally committed patient from a mental hospital before formal discharge, so that the patient may be returned to the hospital if necessary without fresh legal action.
[Fr., fr. L. parabola, discourse, fr G. parabolē]

pa·role

(pă-rōl')
In psychiatry, conditional release of a formally committed patient from a mental hospital before formal discharge, so that the patient may be returned to the hospital if necessary without fresh legal action.
[Fr., fr. L. parabola, discourse, fr G. parabolē]

parole

(pa-rol') [Fr. parole, short for parole d'honneur, word of honor]
1. In psychiatry, the release of a patient from the hospital on a trial basis.
2. In the criminal justice system, the release of an prisoner to monitored life in society at large. Synonym: community supervision
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Arnold was also serving an indeterminate sentence having been convicted of robbery in May 2006.
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He gave Kidd an indeterminate sentence and said he must remain in jail for at least six years before he was considered for parole.
Stephen Booth, 29, was given an indeterminate sentence, meaning he will not be released until the parole board is satisfied he no longer poses a risk.
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Judge Brian Lewis imposed an indeterminate sentence for public protection.
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Father-of-three Faisal Sharif, who is now forced to use a wheelchair, spoke out as Jaymes Walsh, 23, from Acocks Green, was handed an indeterminate sentence for the attack during which he also slashed Mr Sharif's pregnant wife.
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