garnishee

noun
gar·​nish·​ee | \ ˌgär-nə-ˈshē How to pronounce garnishee (audio) \

Definition of garnishee

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who is served with a legal process of garnishment

garnishee

verb
garnisheed; garnisheeing

Definition of garnishee (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to serve with a garnishment
2 : to take (something, such as a debtor's wages) by legal authority

Examples of garnishee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb State law allows the Oregon Department of Revenue to garnishee the teen's bank accounts or paychecks. Fox News, 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of garnishee

Noun

1627, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for garnishee

Noun

garnish entry 1 (in sense "to give legal notice concerning the attachment of property to satisfy a third-party debt") + -ee entry 1

Verb

derivative of garnishee entry 1

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“Garnishee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garnishee. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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garnishee

noun
gar·​nish·​ee | \ ˌgär-nə-ˈshē How to pronounce garnishee (audio) \

Legal Definition of garnishee

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a third party holding garnished property or money of a debtor

garnishee

transitive verb
garnisheed; garnisheeing

Legal Definition of garnishee (Entry 2 of 2)

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