gar·nish·ee 1 /ˌgär-nə-'shē/ n: a third party holding garnished property or money of a debtor
garnishee 2 vt -eed, -ee·ing: garnish

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

The third party who is ordered by the court to surrender money or property owed to a debtor so that it can be used to pay the debtor’s debts.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

The person or entity (often a bank or employer) that receives a court order garnishing wages or funds it owes to a debtor. (See also: garnish)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. An individual or entity in possession of a debtor's property or monies that a creditor seeks to garnish.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

An individual who holds money or property that belongs to a debtor subject to an attachment proceeding by a creditor.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An individual who holds money or property that belongs to a debtor subject to an attachment proceeding by a creditor.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   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.
   See also: garnish, garnishment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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