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Ancillary garnishment is the usual remedy of garnishment invoked in aid of the collection of plaintiff's demand in an action. In some jurisdictions, garnishment is a principal action and the execution of the garnishment is the method by which the action is commenced.
An action begun by a plaintiff in an attachment suit against one summoned therein as a garnishee is an ancillary proceeding, and cannot be prosecuted to judgment before the plaintiff has recovered judgment in the principal suit. [Adler-Goldman Com. Co. v. Bloom, 62 Ark. 616 (Ark. 1896)].