garnishee

  

Definition

Third-party (bank, customer, employer, etc.) who, while not involved in a court case between a debtor and a creditor or a defendant and a plaintiff (the garnisher), is required by a court order (garnishee order) to seize, in part or in full, the money (account balance, payment, wages) belonging to the debtor or defendant, and transfer it to the creditor or plaintiff until a debt or claim is satisfied.

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