impeachment definition

  • noun:
    • The act of impeaching a public authoritative, both elected or appointed, before a tribunal charged with deciding the important points for the matter
    • hawaii to be impeached
    • a demonstration, in a court of legislation, or before other finder of-fact, that a witness had been ingenious before and therefore is less inclined to tell the facts today
    • Hindrance; obstacle; obstruction.
    • A calling to account; arraignment; specifically, of a public officer for maladministration.
    • A calling concerned on purity of motives, rectitude of conduct, credibility, etc.; accusation; reproach.
    • Hindrance; impediment; obstruction.
    • A calling at issue; accusation of wrong or mistake; disparagement: as, an impeachment of one's motives or conduct, or of this credibility of a witness.
    • A calling to account; arraignment; the act of asking with a crime or misdemeanor; particularly, the convention of fees of mal-administration against a high community officer before a competent tribunal.
    • a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in workplace

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