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house arrest

n.
1. Confinement of a criminal to his or her own residence, usually under a condition of electronic monitoring or other surveillance, imposed by a court as a more lenient alternative to imprisonment.
2. Confinement of a political activist to his or her own residence, usually under a condition of limited outside communication, imposed by an oppressive regime as a means of reducing the activist's effectiveness.

house arrest

n
(Law) confinement to one's own home

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n.
confinement of an arrested person to his or her home or to a public place, as a hospital, instead of a jail.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.house arrest - confinement to your own home
confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
Translations
إعْتِقال مَنْزِلي
domácí vězení
husarrest
házi õrizet
stofufangelsi
domáce väzenie
evde hapis

house arrest

narresti mpl domiciliari
to put sb under house arrest → mettere qn agli arresti domiciliari

house

(haus) plural houses (ˈhauziz) noun
1. a building in which people, especially a single family, live. Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.
2. a place or building used for a particular purpose. a hen-house; a public house.
3. a theatre, or the audience in a theatre. There was a full house for the first night of the play.
4. a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants. the house of David.
(hauz) verb
1. to provide with a house, accommodation or shelter. All these people will have to be housed; The animals are housed in the barn.
2. to store or keep somewhere. The electric generator is housed in the garage.
ˈhousing (-ziŋ) noun
1. houses. These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
2. the hard cover round a machine etc.
ˈhousing benefit noun
a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.
house agent (American ˈreal-estate agent)
a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest
a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house. He was kept under house arrest.
ˈhouseboat noun
a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.
ˈhousebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.
ˈhousebreaking noun
ˈhouse-fly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world.
ˈhousehold noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants. How many people are there in this household?
ˈhouseholder noun
the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.
household word
something which is well-known to everyone. His name is a household word throughout the country.
ˈhousekeeper noun
a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.
ˈhousekeeping noun
the management of a house.
ˈhouseman noun
a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.
ˈhousetrain verb
to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.
ˈhouse-warming noun
a party given after moving into a new house.
adjective
a house-warming party.
ˈhousewife nounplural ˈhousewives
a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.
ˈhousework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy. My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire
1. very well. The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.
2. very quickly. I'm getting through this job like a house on fire.
References in periodicals archive ?
TONY Blair says we face "death on an unlimited scale" from terrorists and wants house-arrest without trial for suspects.
Pitchess Detention Center in Saugus, will go home early under a new house-arrest program to ease jail overcrowding, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.
Wearing an electronic house-arrest ankle bracelet after his October conviction for impersonating someone else, Mickel Stitt was found shot in the head and chest, sitting upright on a couch in the family den.