|n.||1.||(Law) One who is garnished; a person upon whom garnishment has been served in a suit by a creditor against a debtor, such person holding property belonging to the debtor, or owing him money.|
|v. t.||1.||(Law) To make (a person) a garnishee; to warn by garnishment; to garnish.|
|Verb||1.||garnishee - take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"|
GARNISHEE, practice. A person who has money or property in his possession,
belonging to a defendant, which money or property has been attached in his
hands, and he has had notice of such attachment; he is so called because he
has had warning or notice of the attachment.
2. From the time of the notice of the attachment, the garnishee is bound to keep the property in his hands to answer the plaintiff's claim, until the attachment is dissolved, or he is otherwise discharged. Vide Serg. on Att. 88 to 110; Com. Dig. Attachment, E.
3. There are garnishees also in the action of detinue. They are persons against whom process is awarded, at the prayer of the defendant, to warn them to come in and interplead with the plaintiff. Bro. Abr. Detinue, passim.