Impeachment

Impeachment is a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which, depending on the country, may include the removal of that official from office as well as criminal or civil punishment. ==Etymology and history== The word `impeachment` derives from Latin roots expressing the idea of becoming caught or ent.....
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Impeachment

• (n.) The act of impeaching, or the state of being impeached • (n.) A calling in question as to purity of motives, rectitude of conduct, credibility, etc.; accusation; reproach; as, an impeachment of motives. • (n.) Hindrance; impediment; obstruction. • (n.) A calling to account; arraignment; especially, of a public officer for...
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Impeachment

(1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
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impeachment

noun a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office
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Impeachment

[Norway] In Norway, impeachment, also known as the Constitutional Court of the Realm (Riksrett), is a judicial process with the power to convict Members of Parliament, Members of the Council of State and Supreme Court Justices for criminal acts performed in line of duty. Impeachment is based on the Constitution of Norway §§ 86 and 87. Par...
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Impeachment

Im·peach'ment noun [ Confer French empêchement .] The act of impeaching, or the state of being impeached ; as: (a) Hindrance; impediment; obstruction. [ Obsolete] « Willing to march on to Calais, Without impeachment Shak. (b) A calling to account...
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impeachment

a formal accusation in Congress or state legislature against a public official and the resulting trial.
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impeachment

a formal document charging a public official with misconduct
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impeachment

impeachment, formal accusation issued by a legislature against a public official charged with crime or other serious misconduct. In a looser sense the term is sometimes applied also to the trial by the legislature that may follow. Impeachment developed in England, beginning in the 14th cent., as a m...
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impeachment

in common law, a criminal proceeding instituted against a public official by a legislative body. In Great Britain the House of Commons serves as ... [13 related articles]
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Impeachment

It is the act of sueing, accusing or disputing. Normally the act of claiming that the witness is lying or that the statement is contradicting. It also refers to the act of charging the government official and removing him/her from duty for their public offence.
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impeachment

Judicial procedure by which government officials are accused of wrongdoing and brought to trial before a legislative body. In the USA the House of Representatives may impeach offenders to be tried...
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impeachment

Judicial procedure by which government officials are accused of wrongdoing and brought to trial before a legislative body. In the USA the House of Representatives may impeach offenders to be tried before the Senate, as in the case of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. Richard Nixon resigned the US presidency in 1974 when threatened by impeachment. P...
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Impeachment

See: impeach
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impeachment

[n] - a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office
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