bench warrant

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noun Law.

a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender.

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  9. bench-warmer,
  10. bencher

Origin of bench warrant

First recorded in 1690–1700

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bench warrant

noun

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