garnishee

Definitions

  • (noun): A third party who has been notified that money or property in his or her hands but belonging to a defendant has been seized by legal writ.
  • (verb-transitive): To seize by garnishment: garnishee a debtor's wages.
  • (verb-transitive): To serve with a garnishment: garnishee an employer.

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  • (noun): a wage earner who is served with a garnishment
  • (verb): take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"

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  • LIMITED RECOURSE Contracts for federal student loans stipulate severe penalties and are virtually unbreakable, forgiven only in death, not bankruptcy, and enforced by severe measures, such as garnishee and other legal sanctions, with little recourse.

  • Councils to help themselves to your bank account only a small piece in the Telegraph but the implications are writ large- Defy the State and we will 'garnishee' your bank account and wreck your credit record.

  • Schussler called for a limit on "garnishee" orders - money taken off employees 'pay cheques to settle debts.

  • The verb usage of the word "garnishee" is a decidedly minority usage (disfavored by a margin of 675-11 in one computerized legal research search, with one citation implying that "garnishee" is incorrect), that should be avoided.

  • Many creditors will attempt to "garnishee" your wages.

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