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“house arrest” in British English

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(Definition of “house arrest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“house arrest” in American English

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house arrestnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑʊs əˌrest/

the legal act of forcing someone to stay at home instead 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)