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garnishee

noun gar·nish·ee \ ˌgär-nə-ˈshē \
|Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of garnishee

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

Origin and Etymology of garnishee

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


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garnishee

verb

Definition of garnishee

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

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Origin and Etymology of garnishee

derivative of 1garnishee


Law Dictionary

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garnishee

noun gar·nish·ee \ ˌgär-nə-ˈshē \

legal Definition of garnishee

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

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garnishee

transitive verb

legal Definition of garnishee

garnisheed; garnisheeing

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