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Meaning of GARNISHEE

Pronunciation:  `gârni'shee

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  take a debtor's wages, such as for child support

GARNISHEE is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: attach, confiscate, impound, seize, sequester



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gar`nish*ee"\, n. (Law)
    One who is garnished; a person upon whom garnishment has been
    served in a suit by a creditor against a debtor, such person
    holding property belonging to the debtor, or owing him money.
    Note: The order by which warning is made is called a
          garnishee order.
  2. \Gar`nish*ee"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Garnisheed}
    (-[=e]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Garnisheeing}.] (Law)
    (a) To make (a person) a garnishee; to warn by garnishment;
        to garnish.
    (b) To attach (the fund or property sought to be secured by
        garnishment); to trustee.