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Garnishee

A person from whom a portion of his/her full salary or wages is withheld, especially in order to pay a creditor or the tax agency. For example, suppose one's regular paycheck is $1,500. A garnishee may receive a check for only $1,050 because the government is withholding $450 for taxes. Garnishment may also occur for other reasons, such as to pay child support, back taxes, or some debts.

garnishee

A party who owes money or holds property belonging to the judgment debtor.
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34) The Florida Supreme Court disagreed, holding that the funds were subject to the writ of garnishment, and that the law firm garnishee had a duty to stop payment of the check, if the writ of garnishment was served before presentment of the check for payment.