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English definition of “garnish”

garnish

verb [T]     /ˈɡɑːnɪʃ/ (also garnishee) LAW
to take part of the income or property of someone who owes a debt and give it to a court in order to pay the debt: After his house and car were taken, and wages garnished, he was forced to move in with his parents.
garnishment noun [U]
(Definition of garnish verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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