a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender.
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Origin of bench warrant
First recorded in 1690–1700
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Examples from the Web for bench warrant
Happily, about this time, police officers invaded the apartments of Disraeli and arrested him on a bench-warrant.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
British Dictionary definitions for bench warrant
a warrant issued by a judge or court directing that an offender be apprehended
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