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A method of satisfying an outstanding debt or judgment by seizing property or credits of the debtor held by a third party.

Guardian Ad Litem

A person appointed by the court to look after the interests of an infant or an incompetent.


A legal arrangement by which one person (a guardian) has the legal right and duty to care for another and his or her property.

Grand Jury

A body of 16-23 citizens who listen to evidence of criminal allegations, which is presented by the prosecutors, and determine whether there is probable cause to believe an individual committed an offense. See also indictment and U.S. attorney.