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English definition of “house arrest”

house arrest

noun    
under house arrest legally forced to stay in your house as if in prison : The opposition leader has just been put/ placed under house arrest .Putting people in prisonArresting and charging
(Definition of house arrest noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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