Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To garnish; one upon whom a garnishment is served. See 21 Me. 499, 38 Am. Dec. 276.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One garnished; a person against whom process of garnishment is issued; one who has money or property in his possession belonging to a defendant or who owes the defendant a debt, which money, property or debt is attached in his hands, with notice to him not to deliver or pay it over until the result of the suit be ascertained. Welsh v. Blackwell, 14 N. J. Law, 348; Smith v. Miln, 22 Fed. Cas. 606.