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n. - A wage earner who is served with a deduction v. - Take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support.

Usage examples (37)
  • Schussler called for a limit on "garnishee" orders - money taken off employees 'pay cheques to settle debts.
  • Many creditors will attempt to "garnishee" your wages.
  • In the case of garnish/garnishee, I agree with Eugene.
  • They could garnishee his wages, but they'd have to find them first. for more
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  • The bride insisted on the expensive meal not knowing her father would need to "garnishee" (withhold part of wages to repay a debt) his wages just to afford the "garnish" (food decoration).
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