house arrest definition

  • noun:
    • Confinement to a single's quarters, in place of prison, by administrative or judicial purchase: a prisoner under household arrest.
    • The situation in which a person is restricted, because of the authorities, to their residence, possibly with travel permitted but restricted. Used as a lenient alternative to prison time.
    • confinement to your home

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