1. [ noun ] a promise
Synonyms: word word_of_honor

"he gave his word"

Related terms: promise
2. [ verb ] (criminal law) release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

"The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"

Related terms: free
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
Similar spelling:   parolee