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A written order issued and signed by a magistrate, directed to a peace officer or some other person specially named, and commanding him to arrest the body of a person named in it, who is accused of an offense. Brown v. State, 109 Ala. 70, 20 South. 103.

TLD Example 1: Prosecutors had sufficient evidence of criminal activity to convince a judge to issue a warrant of arrest for the gang’s leader.

TLD Example 2: Police executed the warrant of arrest by taking the individual into custody.

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