confinement of an arrested person to his or her residence or to a public place, as a hospital, instead of in a jail:
He was under house arrest until the day of his trial.
confinement to one’s own home

Forcible detention in one’s house rather than in a prison. House arrest is used by some nations as a way to silence political dissent without the elaborate trials and criminal proceedings that would bring bad publicity.


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