- a decoration; embellishment
- Law a proceeding by which a creditor plaintiff seeks to attach money or property in the possession of a third party in order to satisfy a debt owed by the defendant
- 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.
- A decoration or ornamentation: “[The house's] rooms &ellipsis; were gorged with furniture and with garnishments” (Jean Stafford).
garnishment - Investment & Finance Definition
A notice to an employer or to a financial institution that funds from a person’s paycheck or bank account need to be deducted and turned over to a court to pay for a judgment against the person.
garnishment - Legal Definition
In litigation, a judicial process in which a creditor seeks the seizure of a debtor’s property, held in possession by a third party.