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Dictionary entry overview: What does garnishment mean?
• GARNISHMENT (noun)
The noun GARNISHMENT has 1 sense:
1. 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
Familiarity information: GARNISHMENT used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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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
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
Hypernyms ("garnishment" is a kind of...):
court order (a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something)
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