house arrest

noun

Definition of house arrest

: confinement often under guard to one's house or quarters instead of in prison

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Pastor Andrew Brunson's lawyer renewed an appeal on Tuesday for Brunson’s release from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted. Fox News, "Court rejects appeal for American pastor's release from detention, Turkish media says," 15 Aug. 2018 Cunningham applied and was approved for serving out his sentence under house arrest while equipped with a 24/7 GPS device. Alexander Huls, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Star Wars Heist," 7 Mar. 2019 He was sentenced in July to three months house arrest. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Most US, Canadian fraternities ordered to ban hard alcohol from frat parties following pledge deaths," 6 Sep. 2018 Fonseca was transferred to house arrest in 2016 under terms granted to elderly prisoners with health problems. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, latimes.com, "U.S. offers $20-million reward for fugitive Caro Quintero, 'prince' of Mexican narcos," 13 Apr. 2018 On Tuesday, Clerk Magistrate Matthew Day ordered DeWolfe to remain under house arrest, wear a GPS monitoring bracelet, and not to consume alcohol or nonprescribed drugs. Shelley Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, "Drugged driver charged with homicide 10 months after fatal crash," 10 July 2018 Oler, 54, was ordered to serve a three-months conditional sentence, also under house arrest, followed by a year-long probation. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, "Canadian Man with 149 Kids Sentenced to House Arrest: 'I'm Guilty of Living My Religion'," 27 June 2018 In the defense filing, Fort Lauderdale attorney Jonathan Friedman argued for house arrest, probation or a combination of both. David Lyons, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale businessman gets 18-month prison term for role in yacht sharing club fraud," 11 June 2018 In January of 2011, after he was briefly placed on house arrest, his Shanghai studio was demolished, ostensibly for a lack of proper permits. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Ai Weiwei Will Be All Over L.A. This Fall With Simultaneous Exhibits," 22 May 2018

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1810, in the meaning defined above

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house arrest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of house arrest

law : the condition of being forced to stay in your home rather than in prison as a form of punishment

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