bench warrant

noun

Definition of bench warrant

: 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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Wesser’s dog was killed Thursday when sheriff’s deputies arrived at Wesser’s residence, a hotel serving the homeless, to serve a bench warrant for Wesser’s failure to appear in court. Anna Bauman, SFChronicle.com, "Jailed SF man to be released, as deputy who killed his dog is placed on leave," 9 Sep. 2019 The judge then issued a bench warrant as a formality. NBC News, "R. Kelly a no-show in court on Minnesota solicitation charge," 13 Sep. 2019 The judge then issued a bench warrant as a formality. CBS News, "R. Kelly a no-show in Minnesota court on solicitation charge," 12 Sep. 2019 Male, 36, arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor bench warrant, 200 block East Main Street. Ramona Sentinel, "Sheriff’s Reports: Aug. 25 to Sept. 2," 4 Sep. 2019 Male, 23, arrested on suspicion of a felony bench warrant, 200 block 11th Street. Ramona Sentinel, "Sheriff’s Reports: Aug. 19-25," 27 Aug. 2019 Police discovered the women had outstanding bench warrants and arrested them. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "16-day-old baby found on car floor covered in ants, Laurel County police say," 19 Aug. 2019 Had the man not shown up, a judge would have issued a bench warrant for failing to appear in court. oregonlive.com, "How Portland protester ‘John Doe’ walked out of jail after his arrest," 20 Aug. 2019 Male, 19, arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor bench warrant, 700 block Main Street. Ramona Sentinel, "Sheriff’s Reports: Aug. 11-17," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bench warrant

1680, in the meaning defined above

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