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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  • You must hope that you never get any of your money frozen or taken by a garnishee because it will be a huge hassle.

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  • I was thankful that I was not directly involved in the court hearings, but I was still a garnishee and that made me mad.

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  • In her capacity as a human resources specialist, Margaret was in constant contact with garnishees, especially for cases which involved the payment of child support.

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