Law the third party in a garnishment (sense )
Origin of garnisheegarnish + -ee
transitive verb-·eed′, -·ee′ing
garnish (transitive verb): now rare in U.S. legal usage
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.
transitive verbgar·nish·eed, gar·nish·ee·ing, gar·nish·ees
- (law) the person whose money is garnished
(third-person singular simple present garnishees, present participle garnisheeing, simple past and past participle garnisheed)
- (law) the act of attaching the property sought to be secured.
garnishee - Legal Definition
An individual or entity in possession of a debtor’s property or monies that a creditor seeks to garnish.