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Meaning of impeachment

im•peach•ment

Pronunciation: (im-pēch'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the impeaching of a public official before an appropriate tribunal.
  2. (in Congress or a state legislature) the presentation of formal charges against a public official by the lower house, trial to be before the upper house.
  3. demonstration that a witness is less worthy of belief.
  4. the act of impeaching.
  5. the state of being impeached.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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