garnishee garnishee

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a wage earner who is served with a garnishment
  2. (v) take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support

Usage(s):

  1. Today, a creditor generally cannot imprison his debtor, nor can he garnishee his salary without a court order.
  2. The burly engineer hunted down the two departments--accounting and human resources--that were about to garnishee his wages to pay overdue taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
  3. It can even garnishee your wages.

Quotes

  • Edmondson said someone who is the victim of embezzlement can learn through the system when an offender gets out of jail or prison "so you can garnishee his check."
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: Drew Edmondson Source: KOCO

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