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garnishee

[gahr-ni-shee]Law.
verb (used with object), gar·nish·eed, gar·nish·ee·ing.
  1. to attach (money or property) by garnishment.
  2. to serve (a person) with a garnishment.
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noun
  1. a person served with a garnishment.
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Origin of garnishee

First recorded in 1620–30; garnish + -ee
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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.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8

    Various

  • A question of private ownership not worth a garnishee might set a whole nation afire!

    Gideon's Band

    George W. Cable


British Dictionary definitions for garnishee

garnishee

noun
  1. a person upon whom a garnishment has been served
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verb -nishees, -nisheeing or -nisheed (tr)
  1. to attach (a debt or other property) by garnishment
  2. to serve (a person) with a garnishment
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Word Origin and History for garnishee

n.

1620s, from garnish (v.) + -ee.

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