garnishee

noun
gar·nish·ee | \ˌgär-nə-ˈshē \

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

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State law allows the Oregon Department of Revenue to garnishee the teen's bank accounts or paychecks. Fox News, "Teen who ignited massive fire may have to repay $37 million," 17 May 2018 Benton's Oregon Public Employees Retirement System benefits can't be garnisheed in this case because Higbee Benton, 54, was killed before the 2013 statue that allows the funds to be seized, Savage said. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Ex-Gladstone cop convicted in wife's death to pay her estate $426,000," 20 July 2017

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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

noun
gar·nish·ee | \ˌgär-nə-ˈshē \

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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