bench warrant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bench warrant a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bench warrant (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.
    • Bench warrant (Law) See in the Vocabulary.
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Usage

In literature:

He bean't afeard of 'em, and a bench warrant out ag'in him for high treason.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
A bench warrant issues.
"Courts and Criminals" by Arthur Train
Happily, about this time, police officers invaded the apartments of Disraeli and arrested him on a bench-warrant.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The one we had a bench-warrant for?
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
He was immediately committed under a bench warrant, but was liberated almost at once.
"The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Addressing the Bench, I asked whether it was legal in these cases to apprehend persons without the authority of a warrant?
"The History Of The Last Trial By Jury For Atheism In England" by George Jacob Holyoake
Here is the paper: it is a bench warrant of commitment on a charge of conspiracy, and Stanton is to be locked up.
"The Real Man" by Francis Lynde
They were then taken upon a bench warrant charging them with treason which superseded the writ.
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge
Clerk," said the judge, frowning sternly, "issue a bench warrant!
"Yellowstone Nights" by Herbert Quick
I obtained a search-warrant from Sir John Gibbons, the chief of the local bench, this morning, and now we'll just satisfy our curiosity.
"An Eye for an Eye" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Aiken County trying to clear log of bench warrants.
Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on October 5th 2012 at about 2 pm Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Erik D Beers age 29 of 301 East North Street Geneva on an Ovid Town Court issued bench warrant.
Stetson was arrested on a Seneca County Family Court issued bench warrant for fail to appear.
Kevin Floyd has posted his $500 with the court and is no longer the subject of a bench warrant, according to the Kent County Circuit Court.
For the first time in a decade, Los Alamos Municipal Court is publishing its bench warrant list.
Larceny from vehicles, two bench warrant arrests and an alleged egging.
A St Peters man pulled over on a routine traffic stop in St Charles Wednesday night has a lot more to worry about than the traffic bench warrants he was apparently trying to avoid.
Rainville, 36, of Middletown, was arrested on a bench warrant at 11:48 p.m.
Woman charged with outstanding bench warrant.
Kona District Bench Warrants 12-9-12.
Alfred, Lionel Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 100 Blk Happiness ST Lafayette , La.
Larceny from vehicles, two bench warrant arrests and an alleged egging.
He was arrested in 2008 on that bench warrant but police could not immediately say how the matter was resolved.
Alfred, Lionel Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 100 Blk Happiness ST Lafayette, La.
DOWNTOWN — The stabbing Tuesday of a homeless man sleeping on a bus bench on Santa Monica Boulevard is linked to two other attacks in Los Angeles where "death warrants" were found at the scene, police said.
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