Pa*role" (?), n. [F. parole. See Parley, and cf. Parol.]


A word; an oral utterance.



Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially Mil., promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill stated conditions, as not to bear arms against one's captors, to return to custody, or the like.

This man had forfeited his military parole. Macaulay.

3. Mil.

A watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from countersign, which is given to all guards.

4. Law

Oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2.


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Pa*role", a.

See 2d Parol.


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Pa*role", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paroled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Paroling.] Mil.

To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.


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