garnishment

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gar·nish·ment

 (gär′nĭsh-mənt)
n.
1. Law
a. A legal proceeding in which a plaintiff seeks the satisfaction of a debt by obtaining a judgment that directs a third party in possession of the property of the defendant to make it available to satisfy the judgment.
b. A court order directing a third party to make such property available.
2. A decoration or ornamentation: "[The house's] rooms ... were gorged with furniture and with garnishments" (Jean Stafford).

garnishment

(ˈɡɑːnɪʃmənt)
n
1. the act of garnishing
2. decoration or embellishment; garnish
3. (Law) law
a. a notice or warning
b. obsolete a summons to court proceedings already in progress
c. 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

gar•nish•ment

(ˈgɑr nɪʃ mənt)

n.
1. Law.
a. a warning served on a third party to hold wages, property, etc., belonging to a debtor.
b. a summons to such a party to appear in court and give testimony in litigation between the debtor and a creditor.
2. decoration.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garnishment - a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee
court order - a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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It proposes a cap of 25% to the amount for debt that may be recovered monthly from an individuals salary by way of garnishee orders, said Dr Mathole Motshekga, Chairperson of the Committee.
GTZ (2008) The Incidence of and the Undesirable Practices Relating to Garnishee Orders in South Africa.
the parties agreed to appoint an expert to investigate and report on organisation design in the gold mining industry; issues dealt with in the Sindisa Project report, mostly relating to enhancing working patterns and arrangements, will continue at company or mine level where appropriate; the companies are committed to working with organised labour to develop joint solutions on issues related to garnishee orders and other aspects of employees personal financial management; and the minimum medical incapacity benefit will increase from R30,000 to R40,000 over the two years.