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bench warrant

noun, Law.
a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender.
Origin of bench warrant
1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bench warrant
  • Failure to appear for the pretrial conference may result in the issuance of a bench warrant and/or forfeiture of any bail or bond.
  • The caller indicates that a bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of the citizen for failure to appear for jury duty.
British Dictionary definitions for bench warrant

bench warrant

a warrant issued by a judge or court directing that an offender be apprehended
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