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garnishee

Legal Definition of garnishee

Verb

  1. To secure by garnishment (any debt or property, in the hands of a third person, which is due or belonging to the defendant in attachment)
  2. To warn (a person) by garnishment

Noun

  1. A person warned not to pay or deliver money or effects to a defendant, pending a judgment of a court.

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Definition of garnishee

Etymology

    A derivative word from garnish: from Germanic warnjan to guard: through Old French garnir: to Middle English

Noun

garnishee (plural garnishees)

  1. (law) the person whose money is garnished

Verb

garnishee (third-person singular simple present garnishees, present participle garnisheeing, simple past and past participle garnisheed)

  1. (transitive, law) the act of attaching the property sought to be secured.

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