from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A warrant issued by a judge or court ordering the apprehension of a person who has failed to appear in court as required.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law, a warrant issued by a judge or court, or by order of a judge or court, for the apprehension of an offender: so called in opposition to a justice's warrant, issued by an ordinary justice of the peace or police magistrate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (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
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
arrest warrantissued by a courtagainst a person guiltyof some contemptor indictedfor some crime, authorizing his or her arrest on sight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court
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