• Garnish Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To fit with fetters.
  2. (v. t.) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.
  3. (v. t.) Fetters.
  4. (v. t.) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
  5. (n.) Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.
  6. (n.) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, v. t., 2.
  7. (v. t.) To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.
  8. (v. t.) To furnish; to supply.
  9. (v. t.) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.

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• Garnishing Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garnish

• Garnishment Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Warning, or legal notice, to one to appear and give information to the court on any matter.
  2. (n.) A fee. See Garnish, n., 4.
  3. (n.) Warning to a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, not to pay the money or deliver the goods to the defendant, but to appear in court and give information as garnishee.
  4. (n.) Ornament; embellishment; decoration.