Bench-warrant meaning

A warrant issued by a judge or court ordering the apprehension of a person who has failed to appear in court as required.
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An order issued by a judge or law court for the arrest of a person, as one charged with contempt of court or a criminal offense.
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See warrant.
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An arrest warrant issued by a court against a person guilty of some contempt or indicted for some crime, authorizing his or her arrest on sight.
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