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house arrest

noun as in confinement in one's home

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During the 15 years that the junta kept her under house arrest, many secretly kept pictures of Suu Kyi in their homes.

From Time

Though condemned internationally for defending the military and its campaign against the Rohingya minority, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who spent 15 years under house arrest until 2010 now finds herself again at the generals’ mercy.

Stark attacked Wanda and her brother, built a genocidal AI program called Ultron that almost destroyed the world and put Wanda under house arrest because he insisted she could not control her powers.

From Time

His absence, combined with regulatory troubles including a recent antitrust probe, have fueled wild speculation on social media about his whereabouts, with some fearing he is under house arrest.

It’s a shoestring budget indie about a bratty young woman whose house arrest leads to some very unexpected scares.

From Vox

Later reports say that authorities claimed to be merely escorting him back to his house arrest.

He was told he could go back home to his house arrest to celebrate the New Year with his wife and their two children.

After a brief stint under house arrest, Al-Thani was back on the art scene within a year, this time only as a private collector.

Goodman retreated to house arrest at his luxury mansion on $4 million bail.

Wesolowski is confined to house arrest in the walled city, awaiting trial in front of the Vatican tribunal.

We are still under house-arrest, but we can go out in the garden, while two soldiers guard the entrance.

That is to say, house-arrest; you must give me your word not to leave your house.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to house arrest, such as: close arrest, preventive custody, protective custody, and purdah.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.