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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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PML-N leader Tanveer Hussain earlier today, denied reports that the Sharifs had requested for another extension in their parole.
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Initially all were released on parole for 12 hours including time to reach Jati Umra from Jail however in the latest statement issued by Punjab home department their release on parole has been extended for three days.
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Aguirre said those discharged on parole 'shall be automatically released from prison upon the award of the papers to them.'