house arrest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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house arrestnoun

uk   us  
under house arrest legallyforced to ​stay in ​yourhouse as if in ​prison: The ​oppositionleader has just been put/​placed under ​housearrest.
(Definition of house arrest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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house arrestnoun [U]

 us   /ˈhɑʊs əˌrest/
the ​legalact of ​forcing someone to ​stay at ​homeinstead of in a ​prison: Kitty’s ​father was ​placed under house arrest.
(Definition of house arrest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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