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A party who is in possession of money or property of a debtor and has been notified by a court or other legal body that that money or property must be made available to satisfy a monetary judgment to the party owed by the debtor.
tr.v. gar·nish·eed, gar·nish·ee·ing, gar·nish·ees
(Law) a person upon whom a garnishment has been served
vb (tr) , -nishees, -nisheeing or -nisheed
1. (Law) to attach (a debt or other property) by garnishment
2. (Law) to serve (a person) with a garnishment
v. -nish•eed, -nish•ee•ing,
n. Law. v.t.
1. to attach (money or property) by garnishment.
2. to serve (a person) with a garnishment.n.
3. a person served with a garnishment.
Past participle: garnisheed
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|Noun||1.||garnishee - a wage earner who is served with a garnishment|
|Verb||1.||garnishee - take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"|