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

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.

3. A fee. See {Garnish}, n., 4.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A legal proceeding in which a debtor's money, in the possession of another (called the garnishee) is applied to the debts of the debtor, such as when an employer garnishes a debtor's wages.
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