a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender.
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How to use bench warrant in a sentence
To keep down the number of inmates and court hearings, the court is organizing a virtual check-in for people to resolve outstanding misdemeanor bench warrants.Jury trials are starting again. But the pandemic put some behind bars past their sentences. | Rachel Weiner | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
He was immediately committed under a bench warrant, but was liberated almost at once.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) | Charles James Lever
A presentment was made against McNaughton, the usual process was moved for and a bench warrant issued.The Last Laird of MacNab | Various
Why not followed by a bench warrant, or a requisition from the Governor of Pennsylvania?
They were then taken upon a bench warrant charging them with treason which superseded the writ.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4 | Albert J. Beveridge
Here is the paper: it is a bench warrant of commitment on a charge of conspiracy, and Stanton is to be locked up.The Real Man | Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for bench warrant
a warrant issued by a judge or court directing that an offender be apprehended
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