One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Payment of debts by direct deduction from the debtor's earnings, under a court 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.’
- ‘He also began to pay the periodical payments, although it was necessary to have an attachment of earnings order.’
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