Definition of garnishment in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡärniSHmənt/


2 Law A court order directing that money or property of a third party (usually wages paid by an employer) be seized to satisfy a debt owed by a debtor to a plaintiff creditor.
Example sentences
  • Wage garnishment is a creditor collection tool that a delinquent debtor can escape by filing for bankruptcy.
  • In September the plaintiff attempted garnishment on what he thought was the defendant's banker.
  • When the bank learned of the plaintiffs' action against these defendants, it issued garnishments against each of the three defendants in June 2003.

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Syllabification: gar·nish·ment

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