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house arrest

confinement of an arrested person to his or her residence or to a public place, as a hospital, instead of in a jail:
He was under house arrest until the day of his trial.
Origin of house arrest
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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house arrest

confinement to one's own home
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house arrest definition

Forcible detention in one's house rather than in a prison. House arrest is used by some nations as a way to silence political dissent without the elaborate trials and criminal proceedings that would bring bad publicity.

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