house arrest

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of house arrest

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

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First Known Use of house arrest

1810


HOUSE ARREST Defined for English Language Learners

house arrest

noun

Definition of house arrest for English Language Learners

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


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