What does garnishee mean?

Definitions for garnisheeˌgɑr nɪˈʃi

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word garnishee.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. garnishee(verb)

    a wage earner who is served with a garnishment

  2. garnishee, garnish(verb)

    take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support

    "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"


  1. garnishee(Noun)

    the person whose money is garnished

  2. garnishee(Verb)

    the act of attaching the property sought to be secured.

  3. Origin: A derivative word from garnish: from Germanic warnjan to guard: through Old French garnir: to Middle English

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garnishee(noun)

    one who is garnished; a person upon whom garnishment has been served in a suit by a creditor against a debtor, such person holding property belonging to the debtor, or owing him money

  2. Garnishee(verb)

    to make (a person) a garnishee; to warn by garnishment; to garnish

  3. Garnishee(verb)

    to attach (the fund or property sought to be secured by garnishment); to trustee


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garnishee in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garnishee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan:

    We have engaged a legal firm and reduced the number of garnishee orders on our employees by 10 to 15 percent.

Images & Illustrations of garnishee

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