Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of impeaching a public official, either elected or appointed, before a tribunal charged with determining the facts of the matter
  • n. the state of being impeached
  • n. 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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Hindrance; impediment; obstruction.
  • n. A calling to account; arraignment; especially, of a public officer for maladministration.
  • n. A calling in question as to purity of motives, rectitude of conduct, credibility, etc.; accusation; reproach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hindrance; impediment; obstruction.
  • n. A calling in question; accusation of wrong or error; disparagement: as, an impeachment of one's motives or conduct, or of the credibility of a witness.
  • n. A calling to account; arraignment; the act of charging with a crime or misdemeanor; specifically, the exhibition of charges of mal-administration against a high public officer before a competent tribunal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office

Etymologies

impeach +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

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