As nouns the difference between furlough and parole
is that furlough
is a leave of absence or vacation while parole
As a verb furlough
is to grant a furlough to (someone).
A leave of absence or vacation.
# (US) especially one granted to a member of the armed forces, or to a prisoner.
# (British) especially one granted to a missionary.
The documents authorizing such leave.
(US) A period of unpaid time off, used by an employer to reduce costs.
To grant a furlough to (someone).
The release or state of a former prisoner on the understanding that he/she checks in regularly and obeys the law.
- He will be on parole for nearly two more years.
- He was released on parole .
The amount of time a former prisoner spends on limited release.
(archaic) A word of honor, especially given by a prisoner of war, to not engage in combat if released.
- The defendant shall be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole .
(linguistics) Language in use, as opposed to language as a system.
(US, immigration law) The permission for foreigner who does not meet the technical requirements for a visa to be allowed to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
A watchword given only to officers of guards; distinguished from the countersign, which is given to all guards.
(legal) An oral declaration; see parol.
- This man had forfeited his military parole .
* parole board
To release (a prisoner) on the understanding that s/he checks in regularly and obeys the law.