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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]

parole

[pərōl′]
(in psychiatry) a system of supervision of a patient who has been physically released from a hospital setting but is still listed as an inpatient and may be returned to the hospital without further court action. Also called leave.

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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Murdoch's defence has also argued that his 28-year non-parole period is "manifestly excessive" because it meant he was likely to die in prison.
Today a judge in the Northern Territory capital, Darwin, granted Murdoch leave to appeal against his non-parole period.
Mr Fox was today jailed for six years with a three-year non-parole period.
The judge sentenced him to seven-and-a-half years in jail with a minimum non-parole period of five-and-a-half years.
Murdoch was sentenced to mandatory life imprison- ment, with a non-parole period of 28 years backdated to when he was first taken into police custody two years ago.
Victorian County Court Judge Paul Lacava sentenced Mujahed to three years and nine months' jail, with a non-parole period of two years and three months, after Mujahed pleaded guilty to one count of sexually penetrating a child aged under 16.
I fix a non-parole period of 28 years, commencing on November 10, 2003.
For 2nd degree murder, the non-parole period is 10 to 25 years.
Junior Ranga Sami Pillai, 25, was sentenced to 19-1/2 years in jail, with a minimum non-parole period of 10 years, at the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday for 48 charges.

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