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garnish

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Definition of garnish

Etymology

    From Middle English garnischen ; Old French garniss-, stem of certain forms of the verb garnir (“to avert, defend, warn, fortiy, garnish”) (variants guarnir and warnir); Frankish *warnōn. Ultimately cognate via Germanic with warn.

Verb

garnish (third-person singular simple present garnishes, present participle garnishing, simple past and past participle garnished)

  1. (law) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee.

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