impeachment

Part of speech: noun

A discrediting.

Part of speech: noun

The act of impeaching, as of a high civil officer.

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Usage examples "impeachment":

  1. I plead guilty to the hot impeachment. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", 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", 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", Pindar.