house arrest

noun

Definition of house arrest

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

1848

First Known Use of house arrest

1848


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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