bench warrant

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bench warrant

n.
A warrant issued by a judge or court ordering the apprehension of a person who has failed to appear in court as required.

bench warrant

n
(Law) a warrant issued by a judge or court directing that an offender be apprehended

bench′ war`rant


n.
a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender.
[1690–1700]
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Noun1.bench warrant - a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to courtbench warrant - a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court
warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
pickup - a warrant to take someone into custody; "put out a pickup on that man"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"