Legal Term Dictionary

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    A criminal proceeding against a public officer, before a quasi political court, Instituted by a written accusation called "articles of impeachment;'' for example, a written accusation by the house of representatives of the United States to the senate of the'United States against an officer. In England, a prosecution by the More...
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