garnishment: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gär'nish-munt), [key]
— n.
    1. a warning, served on a third party to hold, subject to the court's direction, money or property belonging to a debtor who is being sued by a creditor.
    2. a summons to a third party to appear in litigation pending between a creditor and debtor.
  1. adornment or decoration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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