Origin of house arrest
Examples from the Web for house arrest
That is to say, house-arrest; you must give me your word not to leave your house.Frederick The Great and His Family|L. Muhlbach
British Dictionary definitions for house arrest
Culture definitions for house arrest
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.