Meaning of garnishment

gar•nish•ment

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.
See also: