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Meaning of BENCH WARRANT

Pronunciation:  bench'worunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court
 
 Synonyms: arrest warrant
 
 See Also: pickup, warrant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: An order issued by a judge for the arrest of a person.
 

 

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