|1.||[ noun ] a promise|
"he gave his word"
|2.||[ verb ] (criminal law) release a criminal from detention and place him on parole|
"The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"
|3.||[ noun ] (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitiles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with|
|Related terms:||liberation law|
|4.||[ noun ] a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group|
|Synonyms:||word watchword countersign password|
"he forgot the password"
|Related terms:||positive_identification secret|