house arrest


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

Examples of house arrest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The situation grew even more complicated last September, a little over two months after the verdict, when Francis fled from house arrest in San Diego. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 Soldiers toppled President Ali Bongo Ondimba and put him under house arrest, accusing him of irresponsible governance that risked leading the country into chaos. Sam Mednick,, 1 Sep. 2023 Today, Tate and his brother have been released from house arrest, and are awaiting trial in Romanian court. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 31 Aug. 2023 He was released last September after serving four years, some of it under house arrest. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Both men were sentenced to probation, house arrest, and were given fines. Elizabeth Earl For Alaska Journal Of Commerce, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2023 Bongo, who has been in power since his father's death in 2009, has been placed on house arrest. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 30 Aug. 2023 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below A legit terrifying spin on Hitchcock's Rear Window, Disturbia features an actually excellent turn by Shia LaBeouf as a teen on house arrest who suspects his neighbor is a serial killer. Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 28 Aug. 2023 As an initial step in the emerging deal, a rare bright spot in U.S.-Iran relations, four Americans were moved from the harsh conditions of Iran’s Evin Prison to house arrest. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of house arrest was in 1810

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“House arrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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