What does house arrest mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. house arrest(noun)

    confinement to your own home


  1. house arrest(Noun)

    The situation where a person is confined, by the authorities, to his or her residence, possibly with travel allowed but restricted. Used as a lenient alternative to prison time.


  1. House arrest

    In justice and law, house arrest is a measure by which a person is confined by the authorities to a certain residence. Travel is usually restricted, if allowed at all. House arrest is a lenient alternative to prison time or juvenile-detention time. While house arrest can be applied to criminal cases when prison does not seem an appropriate measure, the term is often applied to the use of house confinement as a measure of repression by authoritarian governments against political dissidents. In that case, typically, the person under house arrest does not have access to any means of communication. If electronic communication is allowed, conversations will most likely be monitored. With certain units, the conversations of criminals can be directly monitored via the unit itself.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of house arrest in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of house arrest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Julia Gatto:

    I recognize how crazy it is to ask for house arrest in a case where the losses are over $ 20 million.

  2. Omar Estacio:

    In no way was it a part of the process for his house arrest an agreement that he not exercise his constitutional right to make public statements.

  3. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    These 24 people have been placed under house arrest because they have been violent during demonstrations in the past and because they have said they would not respect the state of emergency.

  4. Mohammad Taghi:

    Lifting the house arrest might increase the capabilities of the reformists and other groups and strengthen their hand in the elections, they don’t want to create a situation where the hardliners will have a greater loss.

  5. Faraz Sanei:

    The political risks are great. The hardliners still control parliament. They control the security and intelligence forces. They control the apparatus which has been instrumental in keeping these individuals under house arrest.

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