- a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender.
Origin of bench warrant
First recorded in 1690–1700
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Happily, about this time, police officers invaded the apartments of Disraeli and arrested him on a bench-warrant.
- a warrant issued by a judge or court directing that an offender be apprehended
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