Garnishment – the term refers to concrete litigation proceeding, representing seizure of a person’s assets, credit or salary, on the basis of a regulation which allows it, and for the purposes of paying off a debt. The person who possesses the assets of the debtor and is the subject of the seizure is called a “garnishee”. This is frequently used in the enforcement of child support after judgement, where delinquent debtors will be subjected to salary garnishment. A percentages of their wages is subtracted directly off their pay-check and directed to the person in need of support (the employer being the garnishee).
See also: Garnishement legal definition.