Definition of "garnishment"
  1. A legal process through which part of a person's earnings or property can be seized by court order to pay off a debt, such as unpaid taxes, child support, or a legal judgment
How to use "garnishment" in a sentence
  1. The court ruled a garnishment of his monthly salary to clear his unpaid child support dues.
  2. She faced a garnishment of her bank account to settle the tax liabilities.
  3. To make good on the lawsuit judgment, they had to issue a garnishment of his property.

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