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garnishment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trustee  \Trus*tee"\,  n.  (Law) 
  A  person  to  whom  property  is  legally  committed  in  trust,  to 
  be  applied  either  for  the  benefit  of  specified  individuals, 
  or  for  public  uses;  one  who  is  intrusted  with  property  for 
  the  benefit  of  another;  also  a  person  in  whose  hands  the 
  effects  of  another  are  attached  in  a  trustee  process. 
 
  {Trustee  process}  (Law),  a  process  by  which  a  creditor  may 
  attach  his  debtor's  goods,  effects,  and  credits,  in  the 
  hands  of  a  third  person;  --  called  in  some  States,  the 
  {process  of  foreign  attachment},  {garnishment},  or 
  {factorizing  process}.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garnishment  \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.