house arrest

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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 ?
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is running into a backlash from the Cook County public defender and other legal advocates of people who are remaining in jail as his office scrutinizes if they have violent backgrounds that should bar them from court-ordered home confinement under electronic monitoring.
The early status conferences in the case have been largely focused on both defendants' requests to change the conditions of the home confinement imposed at their first court appearance.
Further, Zone C of the Sentencing Table would be eliminated thus permitting a significantly greater number of defendants to be sentenced to non-custodial sentences such as Residential Re-entry Centers and Home Confinement.
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5 million bail package to avoid home confinement as part of his trial over Trump campaign's possible links to Russia also pledging to limit his travel to Washington, DC, Florida, New York, and Virginia.
He ultimately pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion charges and was sentenced to 27 months of home confinement due to a variety of ailments that included heart disease and diabetes.
It describes the criminal offender and criminal justice system, the purposes of corrections, and strategies of community corrections; the history and development of probation and parole; the pre-sentence investigation report; the probation and parole processes and supervision; intermediate sanctions strategies like home confinement, electronic monitoring, and shock incarceration; probation and parole officer roles and responsibilities; juvenile justice; supervising special needs populations like substance abusers, mentally ill individuals, and sex offenders; controversies like specialty courts, prisoner reentry, and race; legal and liability issues; and challenges and trends.
The Social Security System is now allowing overseas Filipino workers who are its members to file sickness notifications with SSS offices abroad up to 35 calendar days-much longer than the previous five days-after the start of home confinement.
About two-thirds of them will go to halfway houses and home confinement before being put on supervised release.
Bonds served the home confinement before his conviction was overturned.
A West Virginia rebuild company owner that paid kickbacks for additional work has received a hefty fine plus probation and home confinement for his role in the scheme.
While time behind bars would have been "entirely appropriate given the defendant's egregious conduct,'' a suspended sentence with probation and home confinement was an acceptable alternative given Ms.