writ of garnishment
- A court order that allows property, money, or credits held by someone else to be seized to pay off a debtor's debt, usually following a judgment in a principal action
- The writ of garnishment was implemented to recover the debt from the tenant's employer.
- The judge issued a writ of garnishment to seize the funds from the debtor's bank account.
- The creditor sought a writ of garnishment to cover the money owed to them.