bench warrant

  1. 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

Words Nearby bench warrant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bench warrant in a sentence

  • 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

bench warrant

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

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