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house arrest


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house arrest
     1. n. (legal) Confinement of a person to his or her residence, sometimes with a limited travel allowance, ordered by a judge or other authority as a more lenient alternative to imprisonment.
     1. n. A structure built or serving as an abode of human beings.
           This is my house and my family's ancestral home.
     2. n. The people who live in a house; a household.
     3. n. A building used for something other than a residence (typically with qualifying word).
           The former carriage house had been made over into a guest house.
     1. n. A check, stop, an act or instance of arresting something.
     2. n. The condition of being stopped, standstill.
     3. n. (legal) The process of arresting a criminal, suspect etc.
     4. n. A confinement, detention, as after an arrest.
     5. n. A device to physically arrest motion.

Example Sentences

He has been granted clemency but has been under house arrest

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