(n.) The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof.
(n.) Any proceeding designed to ascertain truth, to determine character, qualification, etc.; examination; trial; as, to engage a person on probation.
(n.) The novitiate which a person must pass in a convent, to probe his or her virtue and ability to bear the severities of the rule.
(n.) The trial of a ministerial candidate's qualifications prior to his ordination, or to his settlement as a pastor.
(n.) Moral trial; the state of man in the present life, in which he has the opportunity of proving his character, and becoming qualified for a happier state.
(1) He denied that the probation service budget, which has been protected so far from 23% cuts, would be a particular target, but said it was not yet making the same level of savings as was being required of the police.
(2) Then they become increasingly unable to afford the probation fees that are piled on by private companies paid to oversee them, including fees for everything from basic supervision to drug tests.
(3) Characteristics found to be significantly associated with program outcome included: race; probation; drug abuse; program intervention; home visits; and runaway behavior.
(4) The triage car is a partnership between Leicestershire police, Leicestershire Partnership NHS trust and Leicester probation service.
(5) He said the “bleak alternative” would have been to go through numerous probate courts while distant relatives of Gurlitt made their claims on the collection.
(6) A former Halliburton manager was sentenced to one year of probation on Tuesday for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP's fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, which claimed 11 lives.
(7) The shadow justice secretary, Sadiq Khan, said the three letters were evidence that those who really know and understand the probation services were warning the government that their plans were not only half-baked but were being rushed through at breakneck speed.
(8) Second, the probation officer who had prepared my pre-sentence investigation report – the official version of a defendant’s story – prevented me from participating in the storytelling and then lied to the court, claiming I had refused to contribute.
(9) The cuts affect a wide spectrum of projects: youth offending teams will shrink, probation staff numbers will dwindle, refugee advice centres will halve in size, Sure Start services will disappear, domestic violence centres will have to restrict the number of people they can help, HIV-prevention schemes will end, lollipop wardens will no longer be funded, help for women with postnatal depression will vanish, a work scheme for people who are registered blind will be wound down, day centres for street drinkers will close their doors, theatres will get less money, debt advice services will have fewer people available to help, fire stations will shut.
(10) The Ministry of Justice announced that Serco , in partnership with London Probation Trust, had won the four-year contract worth £37m, under which 15,000 offenders carry out 1.3m hours of unpaid work.
(11) The Alabama supreme court ordered county probate judges to uphold the state ban pending a final ruling by the US supreme court , which hears arguments in April on whether gay couples nationwide have a fundamental right to marry and whether states can ban such unions.
(12) Good folks and bad folks Sentinel spokeswoman Ann Marie Dryden said that the company is committed to helping the offenders it supervises fulfill the terms of their probation and leave the criminal justice system.
(13) The new code of conduct says external agencies must find "opportunities to reduce costs and waste" during their contracts, publish more information about results achieved, and accept that payment will be "in line with results" – a reform being introduced across public services from probation to drug rehabilitation, and in effect teachers' pay.
(14) Under a partnership that dates back at least a decade, the Greater Manchester West NHS trust posts two community psychiatric nurses (CPNs), plus a support worker, at the probation service-run hostel.
(15) The probative value of a match is often calculated by multiplying together the estimated frequencies with which each particular VNTR pattern occurs in a reference database.
(16) The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback is expected to be released from federal custody on 20 July but will be on probation for three years.
(17) The solution of the problem shown there should be extended: Not only the first driver's licence should only be given on probation but also a renewed one.
(18) But without structural reform to privatized probation, courts will continue to throw low-income, nonviolent offenders in jail – because those who are poor and commit misdemeanors simply can’t afford the high costs of going free.
(19) Napo, the probation union, argues that the £350m cost of imprisoning them would be better spent on intensive community orders.
(20) Grayling made clear that he was making a virtue out of the inability of two of the biggest outsourcing companies in criminal justice to bid for £450m of contracts covering the probation service in England and Wales, which are to be put up for competition later this year.
(v. t.) To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.
(v. t.) Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.
(n.) An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
(1) A series of human cDNA clones of various sizes and relative localizations to the mRNA molecule were isolated by using the human p53-H14 (2.35-kilobase) cDNA probe which we previously cloned.
(2) Theophylline kinetics, as an in vivo probe for the potentially toxic cytochrome P-450I pathway of drug metabolism, were studied in 11 healthy volunteers and 11 patients with calcific chronic pancreatitis at Madras, South India.
(3) Five probes of high specificity to individual chromosomes (chromosomes 3, 11, 17, 18 and X) were hybridized in situ to metaphase chromosomes of different individuals.
(4) In order to determine the extent of this similarity, I have developed a panel of probes for many of the Pacl restriction fragments and have shown that most of the Pacl and Notl fragments found in MBa are also present in MBb.
(5) The haplotype of the recombinant X chromosome of each of 241 backcross progeny has been established using the X-linked anchor loci Otc, Hprt, Dmd, Pgk-1, and Amg and the additional probes DXSmh43 and Cbx-rs1.
(6) Periodontal disease activity is defined clinically by progressive loss of probing attachment and radiographically by progressive loss of alveolar bone.
(7) The mean histamine level in the first 10-min sample following probe insertion was 39.4 nM.
(8) Five of them had a fast-moving Eco RI fragment 5.6 kb long that hybridized with zeta-specific probe but not with alpha-specific probe.
(9) We studied the haemodynamic (ultrasound Doppler flow probes) effects of synthetic atriopeptin II at natriuretic doses in conscious rats.
(10) DNA from 9% (47 of 529) of the E. coli colonies tested hybridized with the ST probe, whereas only 5% (28 of 529) produced ST as measured by the suckling mouse bioassay.
(11) Likewise, they had little or no effects on the fluorescence anisotropy of TMA-DPH, which is also thought to be located in the interfacial region of the lipid bilayer, either when the probe was located in the outer layer of the plasma membrane or when the probe was located in the inner membrane compartment.
(12) Sequence specific binding of protein extracts from 13 different yeast species to three oligonucleotide probes and two points mutants derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae DNA binding proteins were tested using mobility shift assays.
(13) The probe has been used for the identification of new Legionella-like strains isolated from the environment.
(14) Therefore, we conclude this is a bovine DR beta-like pseudogene, BoDR beta I. Exon-containing regions have been used as probes in Southern blot analyses of bovine genomic DNA digested with EcoRI.
(15) The adherence of 51Cr-labeled platelets to rabbit aortae everted on probes rotated in platelet-red cell suspensions has been measured.
(16) A 2.7-kilobase DNA fragment carrying the entire exotoxin A (ETA) structural gene was divided into three nonoverlapping probes.
(17) The indication of the DNA probe method would be considered in the four cases as follows, 1. necessity of the special equipment to isolate the pathogen, 2. necessity of the long period to isolate the pathogen, 3. existence of the cross reaction among the pathogen and relative organisms in the immunological procedure, 4. existence of the difficulty to identify the species of the pathogen by the ordinary procedure.
(18) Slight cross-reactivity was apparent when crude preparations of cellular or culture filtrate antigens, used in this laboratory to detect antibodies to Candida albicans, Coccidioides immitis and Cryptococcus neoformans, were probed with hyperimmune rabbit antisera to A. fumigatus.
(19) The results, together with the known geometry of the enzyme, indicate that active site probes in the dodecamer are widely separated and that energy transfer occurs from a single donor to two or three acceptors on adjacent subunits.
(20) The availability of locus-specific probes should significantly expand the role of minisatellite markers in population biology.