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a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee

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(One aspect of this was the widespread granting--often illegally--by magistrates of 'emoluments attachment' or 'garnishee orders' which enable creditors automatically to deduct payment from debtors' bank accounts at a 5 per cent charge; see GTZ 2008.) Dogged by these practices of 'credit apartheid', and by the charging of extremely high interest, many had nonetheless succeeded in buying furniture, item by item, on hire purchase.