- to attach (money or property) by garnishment.
- to serve (a person) with a garnishment.
- a person served with a garnishment.
Origin of garnishee
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Examples from the Web for garnishee
Historical Examples of garnishee
Payment by the garnishee or execution against him is a complete discharge as against the judgment debtor.
A question of private ownership not worth a garnishee might set a whole nation afire!Gideon's Band
George W. Cable
- a person upon whom a garnishment has been served
- to attach (a debt or other property) by garnishment
- to serve (a person) with a garnishment
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Word Origin and History for garnishee
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