garnish vt[Anglo-French garniss -, stem of garnir to garnish, give legal summons, warn, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German warnōn to take heed]
1 : to subject (property or money) to garnishment
2 : to seek satisfaction of (a debt) through garnishment compare attach , levy
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.