The state of being kept as a prisoner in one’s own house, rather than in a prison: she was placed under house arrest
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- The primary distinction to be made is between terms of house arrest and incarceration.
- Mr Clarke has responded by taking powers to keep all terrorist suspects under house arrest outside prison.
- He was held in custody for almost four months and then released under house arrest.
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Syllabification: house ar·rest
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