bench warrant
noun Date: 1696 a warrant issued by a presiding judge or by a court against a person guilty of contempt or indicted for a crime

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  • bench warrant — see warrant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. bench warrant …   Law dictionary

  • Bench warrant — Warrant War rant, n. [OE. warant, OF. warant a warrant, a defender, protector, F. garant, originally a p. pr. pf German origin, fr. OHG. wer[=e]n to grant, warrant, G. gew[ a]hren; akin to OFries. wera. Cf. {Guarantee}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bench warrant — Bench war rant (Law) A process issued by a presiding judge or by a court against a person guilty of some contempt, or indicted for some crime; so called in distinction from a justice s warrant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bench-warrant — benchˈ warrant noun One issued by a judge rather than a justice or magistrate • • • Main Entry: ↑bench …   Useful english dictionary

  • bench warrant — n. 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 …   English World dictionary

  • bench warrant — n. to issue a bench warrant * * * [ bentʃˌwɒrənt] to issue a bench warrant …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bench warrant — bench′ war rant n. law a warrant issued or ordered by a judge or court for the apprehension of an offender • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • bench warrant — warrant issued by a court for the apprehension of an offender …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bench warrant — A warrant issued by a judge for the apprehension of a person on a charge of contempt; a warrant for arrest issued by a judge of a court of general jurisdiction for the apprehension of a person who has been indicted for a criminal offense; a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bench warrant — /ˈbɛntʃ wɒrənt/ (say bench woruhnt) noun Law a warrant for arrest issued by a court …   Australian English dictionary

  • bench warrant — noun a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court • Syn: ↑arrest warrant • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑warrant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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