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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).


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


(ˈgɑr nɪʃ mənt)

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.
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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Starting April the SSS will impose an additional mode of collection dubbed as the Warrants of Distraint, Levy and Garnishment (WDLG).
A new study released today by the ADP Research Institute (ADPRI) examines the nuances of wage garnishment across the country, and demonstrates how company size, industry, and location factor into the compliance complexities a business faces.
However, the BAP reversed the lower court's holding that the creditor, the Finance Authority of Maine, did not willfully violate the automatic stay when it took 14 months to refund a garnishment of the debtor's Social Security income that occurred just before FAME received notice of the filing.
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.
To help in raising revenue further, Dooc said the SSS had submitted to the Office of the President the proposed manual on Warrant of Distraint, Levy and Garnishment (WDLG), which was similar to an effort of the Bureau of Internal Revenue through which the agency can seize real and personal properties, subject to an auction sale, as payment for unpaid contributions.
While those funds were in the trust account, the judgment creditor served a writ of garnishment on the attorneys' law firm.
A counterfactual reform of changing income garnishment rate is also investigated.
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.
Violations in the student loan market included illegal automatic defaults by student loan servicers and illegal garnishment threats by debt collectors performing services for the Department of Education.
There is a wage garnishment for child support order that comes in and comes out of their check," said Gore, who has offices in Austin, El Paso and San Antonio and employs about 3,000 people.
Taxpayers who qualify for Currently Not Collectible status will not be subject to either an IRS Bank Levy or IRS Wage Garnishment.
Every part of the purslane is edible, including flowers, and it's often added to salads as a garnishment.