impeachment impeachment  /ɪm ˈpitʃ mənt/


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


  1. The uncertainties in the historic impeachment inquiry now under way in the Congress are astronomical.
  2. Genson and Fitzgerald have already been trading jabs in the legal back-and-forth during the impeachment proceedings and in the run-up to the indictment.
  3. Suddenly, GOP fence-sitters are for impeachment.


  1. Fair Grove mayor presides over his first meeting since a judge overturned his impeachment

    Tuesday night was supposed to be the impeachment trial for Fair Grove's mayor, but a Greene County judge put a temporary halt to the process and Tim Smith, still mayor, presided over the meeting. An Ozarks mayor presided over his first city meeting Tuesday night, two weeks after his board of aldermen impeached him. A Greene County judge ordered a temporary halt to the impeachment after Fair ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSPR Springfield

  2. Fair Grove aldermen unable to discuss impeachment at meeting

    Item one on the Fair Grove agenda listed "Articles of impeachment of Mayor Smith" was skipped over at the June 11 meeting after Smith explained the item would be stayed due to a "restraining order."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Buffalo Reflex

  3. Judge orders temporary halt to impeachment of Fair Grove mayor

    Mayor Tim Smith says his impeachment came with no public notice and with no charges being filed against him. FAIR GROVE, Mo. -- Fair Grove Mayor Tim Smith filed a lawsuit against the City of Fair Grove and four aldermen on Monday. Smith says his impeachment at the city council meeting on May 28 came without any prior public notice and without any charges being filed against him.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KSPR Springfield

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  1. "The causes of the impeachment are because I've done things to fight for families," Blagojevich said.
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Earlier Sunday, Ahsan Iqbal, a spokesman for Sharif's party, called Musharraf "a virus in the democratic computer" and said Zardari's party should not hesitate to "join us for Musharraf's impeachment."
    on Jun 8, 2006 By: Allama Iqbal Source: 940 News

  3. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Friday that the Senate would not accept Burris without the signature and therefore efforts to seat Burris should stop "until that impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate is concluded."
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Dick Durbin Source: FOXNews

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