Equitable Garnishment Law and Legal Definition

Equitable garnishment is a form of judgment creditor's action, statutory proceeding under which, when an execution has been returned wholly or partly unsatisfied, the judgment creditor may maintain an action against the judgment debtor and any other person to compel the discovery of any property belonging to the judgment debtor, and of any money, thing in action, or other property due to him/her, or held in trust for him/her, and to procure satisfaction of the judgment out of such property. [Geist v. St. Louis, 156 Mo. 643 (Mo. 1900)].