What does the word impeachment mean?

Usage examples for impeachment

  1. I plead guilty to the hot impeachment. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  2. I am willing to accept Mr. Bigelow's loyal and honorable defence of his friend's memory as the best that could be said for Mr. Seward, but the best defence in this case is little better than an impeachment. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009
  3. If thou shalt speak in season, and comprehend in brief the ends of many matters, less impeachment followeth of men; for surfeit blunteth the eagerness of expectancy; and city- talk of others' praise grieveth hearts secretly. – The Extant Odes of Pindar by Pindar