Definition of house arrest in English:

house arrest


mass noun
  • The state of being kept as a prisoner in one's own house, rather than in a prison.

    ‘she was placed under house arrest’
    • ‘She was held first in a prison, then transferred to house arrest in September last year.’
    • ‘He was sentenced to house arrest and many of his followers were executed and imprisoned.’
    • ‘Bradford was sent to the Tower and Rogers was confined under house arrest.’
    • ‘After being held under house arrest to international uproar, he was released to join the team in Guadalajara.’
    • ‘The two musicians spent two months in prison, followed by four months of house arrest.’
    • ‘Even while on house arrest he has been unable to ensure that he is available for them.’
    • ‘Although sentenced to serve time in jail, Schnell was released on house arrest after several days.’
    • ‘Mr Clarke has responded by taking powers to keep all terrorist suspects under house arrest outside prison.’
    • ‘He was held in custody for almost four months and then released under house arrest.’
    • ‘The effect of the original bill would also have been to allow house arrest and detention without trial.’
    • ‘Stewart has been confined to house arrest for nearly six months for lying about a stock sale.’
    • ‘Initially I thought they should just be rounded up and imprisoned or perhaps just be placed under house arrest.’
    • ‘The primary distinction to be made is between terms of house arrest and incarceration.’
    • ‘How many more of your leaders are still either in jail or under house arrest?’
    • ‘If she does serve prison and then has five months of house arrest, is she allowed to run her company then?’
    • ‘Mary was then a prisoner in England, under house arrest at Sheffield.’
    • ‘Instead, he wants to be held under house arrest, separated from other prisoners.’
    • ‘After the decision, the extradition case continued while Pinochet remained under house arrest.’
    • ‘On a visit to England for medical treatment in 1998, he was arrested and put under house arrest.’
    • ‘She was released, of course, two weeks ago from prison but has five months of house arrest yet to go.’
    custody, imprisonment, confinement, incarceration, internment, captivity, restraint, arrest, remand, committal
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