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garnishment

noun gar·nish·ment \ˈgär-nish-mənt\

Definition of GARNISHMENT

2
:  a legal summons or warning concerning the attachment of property to satisfy a debt
3
:  a stoppage of a specified sum from wages to satisfy a creditor or a legal obligation (as child support)

Examples of GARNISHMENT

  1. <a high-end caterer whose dishes feature an array of over-the-top garnishments>

First Known Use of GARNISHMENT

1550

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categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
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