- 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.
Examples from the Web for garnishment
Devil Marston will not let his news suffer for want of garnishment—and you will hear!The Man from Jericho|Edwin Carlile Litsey
Change the map into a steaming roast turkey by adding the lines to form the wing, the "drumstick," the garnishment and the plate.
Current wages for personal services are not subject to garnishment.
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.
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