bench warrant

Definition of "bench warrant"
  1. An order given by a judge to arrest a person who failed to appear in court, or a witness who didn't comply with a subpoena
How to use "bench warrant" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued a bench warrant when the defendant failed to show up for trial.
  2. Since the key witness did not comply with the subpoena, a bench warrant was issued.
  3. The police acted on the pending bench warrant when they pulled him over for a routine stop.

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