Definition of garnish
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.
garnish (third-person singular simple present garnishes, present participle garnishing, simple past and past participle garnished)
- (law) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee.
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