on probation

on probation

 
1. Lit. serving a period of probation, typically after conviction for a crime. While Anne was on probation, she reported to the police regularly. John was on probation for a year.
2. Fig. serving a trial period. All new members are on probation for a year. I was on probation in my job for a full year before it became permanent.
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However, under Spanish law, he won't go to prison but serve the time on probation.