house arrest


Definition of 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 He has been allowed to remain under house arrest while he is treated for cancer. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 And an Ohio landlord who was found in 2008 to be violating several building codes was put under house arrest for six months in one of his units. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2022 Green has been under house arrest, living with a relative in Titusville, Florida, while the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has taken more than two years to examine his case. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 The man, identified as Jewayne Price, 22, has since been released under house arrest and has been ordered to wear an ankle monitor after a judge set a $25,000 surety bond. NBC News, 18 Apr. 2022 And Charles Jackson has really kind of angry over the fact that Andrews was kept under house arrest for the last two years of his life. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 Authorities placed Sergei Beseda, the former head of the Fifth Service, under house arrest last month. Tyler O'neil, Fox News, 12 Apr. 2022 The elderly Akram Aylisli, once Azerbaijan’s most revered author, now lives under house arrest for writing a novel memorializing the Armenian antiquity of his birthplace. Simon Maghakyan, Time, 4 Apr. 2022 Over 1,350 people are in jail or under house arrest for their roles in the July 11 protests, according to Laritza Diversent, director of Cubalex, a U.S.-based legal aid group tracking the detentions. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of house arrest

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of house arrest was in 1810

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9 May 2022

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“House arrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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