2007 ORS 18.600¹
Definitions

As used in ORS 18.600 (Definitions) to 18.850 (Challenge to garnishment form):

(1) "Check" has the meaning given that term in ORS 73.0104 (Negotiable instrument).

(2) "Creditor" means a person to whom a debt is owed by a debtor.

(3) "Debt" means any monetary obligation for which a garnishment may be issued under ORS 18.605 (Debts subject to garnishment).

(4) "Debtor" means a person whose property is being garnished for the purpose of paying a debt owed to a creditor.

(5) "Financial institution" means a financial institution or trust company as those terms are defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act).

(6) "Garnishable property" means all property described in ORS 18.615 (Garnishable property generally), but does not include:

(a) Any property that is not subject to garnishment under ORS 18.618 (Property not subject to garnishment); and

(b) Any property that is applied as a setoff under ORS 18.620 (Setoff for certain amounts payable to underlying lienholders) or 18.795 (Setoff for amounts owing to financial institution).

(7) "Garnishee" means a person to whom a writ of garnishment has been delivered.

(8) "Garnishor" means:

(a) The creditor, if the writ is issued by the court administrator on behalf of the creditor under ORS 18.635 (Who may issue writs) (2); or

(b) The issuer, if the writ is issued under ORS 18.635 (Who may issue writs) by any person other than the court administrator.

(9) "Past due support" means the amount of child or spousal support, or both, determined under a court or administrative order in a proceeding under ORS chapter 107, 108, 109, 110, 416, 419B or 419C that has not been paid or is certified to be owed by another state under ORS 25.083 (High-volume automated administrative enforcement services).

(10) "Wages" includes all amounts paid for the services of an employee by an employer, including amounts paid as a commission or bonus.

(11) "Writ" means a writ of garnishment. [2001 c.249 §1; 2003 c.85 §2; 2003 c.576 §47; 2005 c.542 §62]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 18—Judgments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­018.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.