Definition of Impeachment

1. Noun. A formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office.




Definition of Impeachment

1. n. The act of impeaching, or the state of being impeached

Definition of Impeachment

1. Noun. The act of impeaching a public official, either elected or appointed, before a tribunal charged with determining the facts of the matter ¹

2. Noun. the state of being impeached ¹

3. Noun. a demonstration, in a court of law, or before other finder of fact, that a witness was ingenious before and therefore is less likely to tell the truth now ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impeachment

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Impeachment

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1. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1886)
"is at the suit of the Crown, whereas an impeachment is at the suit of the ... It can pardon a person condemned upon an impeachment, or remit a part of the ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"Appointment by electors would furnish a peculiar occasion for impeachment; the electors might be corrupted by the candidates. Franklin was in favour of ..."

3. Addresses on Government and Citizenship by Elihu Root (1916)
"The assembly shall have the power of impeachment, by a vote of a majority of all the members ... On the trial of an impeachment against the governor or ..."

4. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"The House of Representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment. ... All officers against whom articles of impeachment may be preferred shall be ..."

5. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by Marion Mills Miller, United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"impeachment Ordered; Mr. Bingham, Mr. Boutwell, Mr. Wilson, Gen. Butler, Thomas Williams [Pa.], Gen. Logan and Mr. Stevens Chosen Managers of ..."

6. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"Fifteen articles of impeachment were exhibited and read. ... After receiving the respondent's answer to the articles of impeachment, and hearing the ..."

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