Garnishee

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Definition: Garnishee


Quick Summary of Garnishee


The recipient (typically a bank) to whom a garnishee order has been delivered.

A garnishee order is a court order instructing a bank that funds held on behalf of a debtor (the judgement debtor) should not be released until directed by the court. The order may also instruct the bank to pay a given sum to the judgement creditor (the person to whom a debt is owed by the judgement debtor) from these funds.




What is the dictionary definition of Garnishee?

Dictionary Definition


n. a person or entity, quite often a bank or employer, which receives a court order not to release funds held for or owed to a customer or employee, pending further order of the court.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Garnishee are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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