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a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership

a trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself

(law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them

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In the 1970s, for example, NCAA teams were put on a total of 209 years of probation.
NCAA officials say comparisons of probation over time are tricky because of changes in the enforcement system, and they say the penalty causes some public relations pain by embarrassing schools.
Probation is not very effective in serious violations, added David Berst, the NCAA's enforcement chief.
The committee banned the Dons' basketball program from the playoffs and placed the school on probation for the next three years.
The three-year probation and playoff ban did one thing: It warned coaches that the City Section will no longer be a tackling dummy for excuses and second chances.