verb (used with object)
Origin of impeach
Examples from the Web for impeach
Every call, all over the country, men and women, all said the same thing: Impeach him.The New Cruzians Are Ready to Make Life Hell for Mitch McConnell|Patricia Murphy|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within the House Judiciary Committee, six Republicans voted with 21 Democrats to impeach the president.
Liberal Democrats wanted to impeach President George W. Bush, but Pelosi took it off the table.
But GOP candidates are making it clear to voters: We will move to impeach Obama.
We were starting our new majority, and the first thing we do is impeach President Bush?
If any president refuse to lend the executive arm of the government to the enforcement of the law, it can impeach the president.The Negro Problem|Booker T. Washington, et al.
It is war's prize to take all advantages, / And ten to one is no impeach of valour.
Wharton, with a large following, went up to the Lords, and informed them that the Commons had resolved to impeach the Duke.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
This was all he had said, and it had not been said with any view to impeach the conscience of any gentleman on the subject.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
We at Westminster censure the terms and impeach the negotiator.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin for impeach
late 14c., "to impede, hinder, prevent," from Anglo-French empecher, Old French empeechier "hinder" (12c., Modern French empêcher), from Late Latin impedicare "to fetter, catch, entangle," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + Latin pedica "shackle," from pes (genitive pedis) "foot." Sense of "accuse a public officer of misconduct" first recorded 1560s, perhaps via confusion with Latin impetere "attack, accuse." Related: Impeached; impeaching.