- a warning, served on a third party to hold, subject to the court's direction, money or property belonging to a debtor who is being sued by a creditor.
- a summons to a third party to appear in litigation pending between a creditor and debtor.
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How to use garnishment in a sentence
The filing fees are low, the courts rule in plaintiffs’ favor when defendants don’t show up and once a district has a judgment, it can return to court to seek a garnishment of a parent’s wages or, in some cases, their assets.The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped This School District From Suing Parents Over Unpaid Textbook Fees|by Ellis Simani, ProPublica, and Kim Kilbride, South Bend Tribune|December 12, 2020|ProPublica
Because employers can be held liable for failure to adhere to a wage garnishment order, they are reluctant to act without explicit direction from the Education Department.Looming end to student loan payment moratorium raises fears among defaulted borrowers|Danielle Douglas-Gabriel|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Although the federal agency instructs employers to cease garnishment, companies must take action to end it.Looming end to student loan payment moratorium raises fears among defaulted borrowers|Danielle Douglas-Gabriel|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
The suits routinely result in judgments, which in turn usually result in attempts at garnishment, according to a ProPublica analysis of Missouri court filings.Debt Collectors Have Made a Fortune This Year. Now They’re Coming for More.|by Paul Kiel and Jeff Ernsthausen|October 5, 2020|ProPublica
On paper, Randall Ward would seem to be well-insulated from garnishment.Debt Collectors Have Made a Fortune This Year. Now They’re Coming for More.|by Paul Kiel and Jeff Ernsthausen|October 5, 2020|ProPublica
Change the map into a steaming roast turkey by adding the lines to form the wing, the "drumstick," the garnishment and the plate.
The Roman god of wine, frequently invoked in the garnishment of Latin and Italian speech.Browning's Shorter Poems|Robert Browning
Now we know that garnishment is transcendent brightness, and brilliancy; to adorn and polish surface.The Spirit of God As Fire|D. Mortimore
There is also exemption from levy on execution, attachment, or garnishment sixty per cent.
The following personal property is exempt from seizure or sale on any execution and from attachment or garnishment: 1st.
British Dictionary definitions for garnishment
- a notice or warning
- obsolete a summons to court proceedings already in progress
- a notice warning a person holding money or property belonging to a debtor whose debt has been attached to hold such property until directed by the court to apply it