Definition of probationer in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈbeɪʃ(ə)nə/


1A person who is serving a probationary or trial period in a job or position to which they are newly appointed.
Example sentences
  • Training thrust and needs for Indian Forest Service probationers and performance evaluation of officers at field level was also discussed.
  • I am just going to look at Denise, but I am going to say, yes, first of all, we do accept part-time probationers; I am positive of that.
  • The authority had agreed to take part in the Scottish Executive's scheme to guarantee each new trainee teacher a probationer place at a school in Scotland.
trainee, novice, apprentice, inexperienced worker, new recruit, learner, beginner, tyro, neophyte
informal rookie, greenhorn
North American informal probie
2An offender on probation.
Example sentences
  • The Department of Corrections uses ‘active’ GPS for about 400 probationers, mostly sex offenders and people who've committed violent crimes.
  • Wisconsin upheld a regulation that allowed probation officers to search probationers based on ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe contraband is present.
  • The results suggest that probation officers frequently refer probationers to treatment without coercion.

Words that rhyme with probationer

stationer, vacationer

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