Garnishment
Garnishment Gar"nish*ment, n. [Cf. OF. garnissement protection, guarantee, warning.] 1. Ornament; embellishment; decoration. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) Warning, or legal notice, to one to appear and give information to the court on any matter. (b) Warning to a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, not to pay the money or deliver the goods to the defendant, but to appear in court and give information as garnishee. [1913 Webster]

3. A fee. See {Garnish}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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