Borrowed from Middle French parole (“word, formal promise”), from Old French parole, from Late Latin parabola (“speech”), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ). Doublet of parabola, parable, and palaver.
- enPR: pə-rōlʹ, IPA(key): /pəˈɹoʊl/
- Rhymes: -əʊl
- Hyphenation: pa‧role
- (with on) Originally, one's oath or word of honour, given as a condition of release from custody; now specifically, describing the release of a former prisoner under certain conditions, especially the promise of good behaviour. [from 17th c.]
- He will be on parole for nearly two more years.
- He was released on parole.
- Conditional release of a prisoner (now especially before the end of a custodial sentence), or the term or state of such release; the system governing such releases. [from 17th c.]
- The defendant shall be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
- (now historical) A word of honor, especially given by a prisoner of war, to not engage in combat if released. [from 17th c.]
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volumes (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, →OCLC:
- This man had forfeited his military parole.
- 1926, T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, New York: Anchor, published 1991, page 167:
- In hospital he gave his parole, and was enlarged after paying for the torn blanket.
- (now rare) A watchword or code phrase; (military) a password given only to officers, distinguished from the countersign, which is given to all guards. [from 18th c.]
- 1791, James Boswell, Life of Johnson, Oxford, published 2008, page 1143:
- ‘Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.’
- (linguistics) Language in use, as opposed to language as a system. [from 20th c.]
- (US, immigration law) The permission for a foreigner who does not meet the technical requirements for a visa to be allowed to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
- (law) Alternative form of
- (transitive, law) To release (a prisoner) on the understanding that s/he checks in regularly and obeys the law.
Inherited from Middle French parole, from Old French parole, inherited from Vulgar Latin *paraula, from Late Latin, from Latin parabola (“comparison; later, speech”), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ). Doublet of parabole and palabre.
parole f (plural paroles)
- (the power of) speech, language (the faculty of using spoken language to communicate or express thought, the usage of this faculty, and the words articulated through its use)
- la parole et l’écriture ― speech and writing
- perdre la parole / perdre l’usage de la parole
- to lose one's ability to speak
- avoir la parole facile ― to speak easily, to be well-spoken
- Les animaux manquent la parole. ― Animals lack speech
- word(s) utterance, expression (an orally articulated unit of discourse)
- voice, spoken word
- 1973, “Paroles… Paroles…”, Leo Chiosso, Giancarlo Del Re, Michaële (lyrics), Gianni Ferrio (music), performed by Dalida and Alain Delon:
- Que tu es belle / Parole, parole, parole / Que tu es belle / Parole, parole, parole, parole, parole / Encore des paroles que tu semes au vent
- You're so beautiful / speech, speech, speech / You're so beautiful / speech, speech, speech, speech, speech / More words that you sow in the wind
- (in the plural) lyrics, words (of a song)
- les paroles d’une chanson ― the words of a song, lyrics of a song
- promise, word
- Synonyms: assurance, promesse
- belles paroles ― empty promise(s) (literally, “pretty words”)
- tenir parole ― to keep one's word
- donner sa parole ― to give one's word
- être fidèle à sa parole ― to be true to one's word
- manquer à sa parole ― to break one's word
- revenir sur sa parole ― to go back on one's word
- croire sur parole ― to take one's word
- Il tient parole. ― He keeps his word.
- floor (the right to speak, as, for example, in a legislative assembly)
- adresser la parole
- avoir la parole
- boire les paroles
- bonne parole
- céder la parole
- couper la parole
- croire sur parole
- de parole
- demander la parole
- donner la parole
- donner sa parole
- groupe de parole
- joindre le geste à la parole
- la parole est d’argent, le silence est d’or
- laisser la parole
- ma parole
- manquer à sa parole
- moulin à paroles
- n’avoir qu’une parole
- parole de scout
- parole d’évangile
- parole d’honneur
- passer la parole
- temps de parole
- tenir parole
- tour de parole
- “parole”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
parole f pl
- plural of
- Ci vogliono fatti e non parole. ― Action is needed, not words.
- (music) lyrics, words
- Synonym: testo
- Musica di Paolo, parole di Lorenzo ― Music by Paolo, lyrics by Lorenzo.
parole f (5th declension)
- (military) password (identification word used in military operations or in secret, covert activities (e.g., by a secret service, in a revolutionary movement, etc.))
- prasīt paroli ― to ask for the password
- pateikt paroli ― to say, give the password
- parole iekļūšanai sapulcē bija: “uz satikšanos” ― the password to be admitted to the meeting was: “till we meet again”
- lai tiktu cauri visām trim apsardzības ķēdēm, vajadzēja zināt trīs dažādas paroles ― in order to get through all three defense lines, it was necessary to know three different passwords
- (computing) password (sequence of characters that gives access to a website)
- agrāk vispopulārākā parole bija “password” — previously the most popular password was “password”
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parole f (plural paroles)
- French: parole
- → English: parole
- Middle French: parole
- Walloon: parole
- parole in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk
parole m (plural paroles)