Impeachment

Definition of Impeachment

Im`peach´ment
n.1.The act of impeaching, or the state of being impeached
Willing to march on to Calais,
Without impeachment.
- Shak.
2.A calling to account; arraignment; especially, of a public officer for maladministration.
The consequence of Coriolanus' impeachment had like to have been fatal to their state.
- Swift.
3.A calling in question as to purity of motives, rectitude of conduct, credibility, etc.; accusation; reproach; as, an impeachment of motives.
Articles of impeachment
See under Article.
Impeachment of waste
(Law) restraint from, or accountability for, injury; also, a suit for damages for injury.
- Abbott.

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impeach, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
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