bench warrant

noun Law.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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