garnishment

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noun gar·nish·ment \ˈgär-nish-mənt\

Definition of garnishment

  1. 1 :  ornament, garnish

  2. 2 :  a legal summons or warning concerning the attachment of property to satisfy a debt

  3. 3 :  a stoppage of a specified sum from wages to satisfy a creditor or a legal obligation (as child support)

Examples of garnishment in a sentence

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

1550

First Known Use of garnishment

1550


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garnishment

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noun gar·nish·ment \ˈgär-nish-mənt\

Legal Definition of garnishment

  1. :  a remedial device used by a creditor to have property of the debtor or money owed to the debtor that is in the possession of a third party attached to pay the debt to the creditor; specifically :  attachment of the debtor's wages to satisfy a judgment — compare wage assignment at assignment


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