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n. When a person is ordered under law to remain in their residence for a set period of time, usually as a lenient and far simpler alternative to prison. Travel and communications are commonly monitored and/or restricted by tracking devices and surveillance equipment.
He was granted bail but must remain under house arrest until his trial.
by Anon-07 February 01, 2006
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Locked up inside a house and not allowed to leave. So they become the most awsomest ut player alive.
HouseArest is the best!
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When someone is placed under House Arrest it usually means that they are kept at their home for a set period of time and cannot leave their home; this is usually more Lenient than being sent to prison but places like China put political prisoners under permanent house arrest where they are patrolled 24/7 such as when Human Rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng was placed under permanent house arrest after suing the Chinese government over forced abortions, he later escaped his house and fled to the US consulate where an agreement was made to send him to the USA.
COVID-19/Wuhan Virus lockdowns have also been compared to house arrest such as the new Lockdown on Wales that was implemented in October 2020 which has also been described as Solitary Confinement.
I still cannot believe how blind, self-taught lawyer Cheng Guangcheng managed to escape his house arrest... I also still cannot believe how he is a strong supporter of the RNC and POTUS Donald J. Trump after seeing his speech at the RNC during the 2020 US Election
by wclifton968YT October 20, 2020
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The sentence you plea down when you turn on your crew or turn states!
Oh, I see your new ankle bracelet! Nice, doing House Arrest I take it. Sucks to be you tho when your boys get out! Nice knowing ya!
by RickyBigDick May 04, 2021
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