garnishment

(redirected from Wage garnishment)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

garnishment

noun
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, taking steps to assess some of the metrics such as absenteeism rate, wage garnishment or 401k loans and withdrawals, as well as aggregated information about medical or prescription drug claims for illnesses tied to stress.
It could operate much like wage garnishment, depriving families of income to cover necessities.
The taboo topic is wage garnishment and it works like this: Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt.
The wage garnishment scheme drew swift criticism from both sides of the political divide as well as from employers and employees, with unions and Human Resources Minister M.
Moreover, the federal government has extraordinary tools such as wage garnishment to collect defaulted loans that can force borrowers of limited means to pay off defaulted loans quickly.
Default may set in motion an ugly process of recouping the funds owed, including wage garnishment, tax refund withholding, and more.
For anyone who is facing wage garnishment, car repossession, foreclosure, lawsuits, or collection calls, "Solve Your Money Troubles: Strategies to Get Out of Debt and Stay That Way" provides the legal and practical information needed, plus sample letters and budgeting worksheets, so that they can get out of debt and make a fresh start.
Mark also has a wage garnishment so he has decided to file for bankruptcy to deal with his debts now.
The groups expect the data to provide concrete evidence that will convince the federal government to abandon wage garnishment, tax penalties and other "Draconian" collection practices when borrowers default, Yu says.
According to the agency, the firm received wage garnishment orders from courts and tax authorities, including the Internal Revenue Service, resulting from tax levies, civil judgments and similar actions, for registered representatives.
706.050 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to wage garnishment. The new law reduces the prohibited amount of an individual judgment debtor's weekly disposable earnings subject to levy under an earnings withholding order from exceeding the lesser of 25 percent of the individual's weekly disposable earnings or 50 percent of the amount by which the individual's disposable earnings for the week exceed 40 times the state minimum hourly wage, or applicable local minimum hourly wage, if higher, in effect at the time the earnings are payable.