Definition of probationer in English:

probationer

noun

  • 1A person who is serving a probationary or trial period in a job or position to which they are newly appointed.

    • ‘After joining York and North-East Yorkshire police force in 1969 as a 20-year-old probationer he served in Bridlington and Withernsea before returning to his native York.’
    • ‘Bexley police have a regular flow of probationer police officers arriving straight from the police training college at Hendon.’
    • ‘‘I had already been awarded probationer for the year for Wiltshire, but it I was completely surprised to get this nomination,’ he said.’
    • ‘The Headteachers' Association of Scotland said it had grave doubts there would be enough posts in local authority schools for the 2,400 probationers promised employment by the Executive.’
    • ‘New probationers are being seen as a priority, so temporary teachers we have employed in this session are going to be the casualties.’
    • ‘The move follows a drop in demand for student places and a reduction in the stage II probationer training from 15 to 12 weeks.’
    • ‘The latest band of probationers have begun singing in the Minster after the start of the new academic year.’
    • ‘There are 533 students and probationer gardaí in Templemore, of which 353 are males and 180 female.’
    • ‘He will graduate in April 2006, but he has already worked as a probationer in an auditing company for more than a year.’
    • ‘Training thrust and needs for Indian Forest Service probationers and performance evaluation of officers at field level was also discussed.’
    • ‘He said: ‘There are some temporary posts in our own authority we may not renew and we may fill them with probationers.’’
    • ‘Shaheen also says she was forced to go on night duty, something probationers are not supposed to do.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was very polite about this but, as a probationer, anxious to do the right thing and unsure what this might be when it involved dealing with the public.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A Scottish Executive spokesman said probationers would receive a one-year training contract, even though it might not be in a single school.’
    • ‘Police probationers with less than one year's experience are unable to respond to emergency calls at high speed with the blue lights flashing on patrol cars.’
    trainee, novice, apprentice, inexperienced worker, new recruit, learner, beginner, tyro, neophyte
    rookie, greenhorn
    probie
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  • 2An offender on probation.

    • ‘In conducting this analysis, the sample of probationers was divided into three categories according to their self report drug involvement.’
    • ‘Wisconsin upheld a regulation that allowed probation officers to search probationers based on ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe contraband is present.’
    • ‘About 60 probationers sentenced to do community service under correctional supervision embarked on a campaign to clean the city yesterday.’
    • ‘To be included in the study, officers needed to be adult probation officers and carry an active caseload of probationers whom they monitored.’
    • ‘Second, the results clearly indicated a significantly different pattern of motivation level/change readiness in the young adult probationers as compared with the older adults.’
    • ‘It is claimed that probationers had also been left unsupervised because of a shortage of experienced officers and a backlog of unsolved crimes had built up.’
    • ‘This bill, drafted by opponents of Prop 36, would lock up probationers for minor violations such as a missed appointment or a positive drug test.’
    • ‘State governments would be required to collect DNA samples from state probationers and provide them to the federal government.’
    • ‘Archival records consisted of a total of 76 biographical and case history profiles of juvenile probationers, referred to the agency by a county juvenile probation department within a large metropolitan area.’
    • ‘That's a ratio of about 80 probationers to one officer.’
    • ‘Finally, probationers with less extensive histories of legal involvement for drug-related offenses are potentially at higher risk for psychiatric symptoms.’
    • ‘The Department of Corrections uses ‘active’ GPS for about 400 probationers, mostly sex offenders and people who've committed violent crimes.’
    • ‘Illicit prescription drug use is at a high level among the high-risk felony probationers who volunteered for this study.’
    • ‘Reliable statewide estimates of the specific offense distribution of California's probationers are not available.’
    • ‘Now the Ohio Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the judge's decision to curtail the right of procreation for parolees and probationers.’
    • ‘Probation departments are arming their officers as the number of probationers increases and the officers' duties become more dangerous due to increased home and neighbourhood visits.’
    • ‘We believe, therefore, that this study provides valuable information on a prevalent and growing domain of adolescent substance abuse treatment, the residential treatment of juvenile probationers.’
    • ‘The results suggest that probation officers frequently refer probationers to treatment without coercion.’
    • ‘To determine the current recidivism status of probationers, official records were obtained from the county juvenile probation department.’
    • ‘Future research needs to replicate these findings with arrestees in other cities and with other criminal justice populations, such as parolees and probationers.’

Pronunciation:

probationer

/prəˈbeɪʃ(ə)nə/