What does garnishment mean?

Definitions for garnishmentˈgɑr nɪʃ mənt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. garnishment(noun)

    a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee


  1. garnishment(Noun)

    A judgment that a third party should pay money owing to a defendant directly to a plaintiff.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garnishment(noun)

    ornament; embellishment; decoration

  2. Garnishment(noun)

    warning, or legal notice, to one to appear and give information to the court on any matter

  3. Garnishment(noun)

    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

  4. Garnishment(noun)

    a fee. See Garnish, n., 4

  5. Origin: [Cf. OF. garnissement protection, guarantee, warning.]


  1. Garnishment

    A garnishment is a means of collecting a monetary judgment against a defendant by ordering a third party to pay money, otherwise owed to the defendant, directly to the plaintiff. In the case of collecting for taxes, the law of a jurisdiction may allow for collection without a judgment or other court order.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garnishment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garnishment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald N. Smith, president of Burger King:

    The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

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