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Garnish

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.

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