- 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
See garnishment in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. A legal proceeding whereby money or property due a debtor but in the possession of another is applied to the payment of the debt owed to the plaintiff.
b. A court order directing a third party who holds money or property belonging to a defendant to withhold it and appear in court to answer inquiries.
- Ornamentation; embellishment.
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