swear out a warrant for (someone or something)

swear out a warrant for (someone or something)

To file a judicial writ for one to be arrested or detained. The police swore out a warrant for the CFO's arrest after evidence of his embezzlement scheme emerged. The sheriff swear out warrants for the three men suspected of committing the bank robbery. The woman swore out a warrant for her ex-husband, claiming that he had violated the terms of his restraining order.
See also: out, swear, warrant