Definition of attachment of earnings in English:

attachment of earnings

phrase

English Law
  • Payment of debts by direct deduction from the debtor's earnings, under a court order.

    • ‘He also began to pay the periodical payments, although it was necessary to have an attachment of earnings order.’
    • ‘He can opt for methods such as an attachment of earnings order or a charging order but the most common recourse is to call in the bailiffs.’
    • ‘The main methods of enforcement are distress (little used), committal to prison and the making of an attachment of earnings order under the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971.’