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bench warrant

noun, Law.
1.
a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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bench warrant

noun
1.
a warrant issued by a judge or court directing that an offender be apprehended
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