Definition of bench warrant in English:

bench warrant

Syllabification: bench war·rant


A written order issued by a judge authorizing the arrest of a person charged with some contempt, crime, or misdemeanor.
More example sentences
  • The judge then issued a bench warrant for her arrest.
  • When she again did not come to court, the judge issued a bench warrant charging her with failure to appear.
  • There had been a bench warrant issued for his arrest, and his bail was about to be revoked.

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