Bench warrant



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

The Real Man Francis Lynde
The Crossing Winston Churchill
The Last Laird of MacNab Various
The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4 Albert J. Beveridge
The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) Charles James Lever
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867 Various
A Survivor’s Recollections of the Whitman Massacre Matilda Sager

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

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