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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 ?
They have invented a new process of house arrests and banning political activities of Geelani and other leaders.
Under international standards, house arrests are considered as a form of detention and warrant certain safeguards to be considered lawful, even during a state of emergency, according to the same report.
Therefore, we cannot argue the issue of these house arrests in the context of legal or juridical provisions.
The lift on house arrests and the release of all those who are in prison is beneficial for the country, establishment and everyone", Khatami said, referring to the prisoners.
In December influential Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari, a conservative, said the judiciary should end the house arrests and put Mousavi and Karroubi on trial.
The Islamic republic has so far refused to put the men on trial and the decision behind the house arrests is believed to have come from Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, it added.
The house arrests are viewed by the department as a better alternative to early releases ordered when county jails exceed capacity.
The spokesman said that the Indian police invented a new process of house arrests and banning of political activities of Syed Ali Gilani and other leaders during 2010 mass uprising in occupied Kashmir.
The national police chief said a year ago that the Supreme Leader himself ordered the house arrests.
In a decision that could have repercussions for the entire country, Mexico's highest court (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion, SCJN) ruled that the state of Chihuahua has violated the Mexican Constitution through its practice of placing suspected criminals under house arrest.