Definition of garnishment in English:

garnishment

Syllabification: gar·nish·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈgärniSHmənt
 
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noun

  • 1A decoration or embellishment.
  • 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.
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    • 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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