UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
Google
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)


The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.


SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

impeach (verb) make a formal charge (complaint) against a public figure in a court of law.

When a public figure, that is, a person holding a high position like the Governor of a state, or the President of a country, is charged formally with any crime, they are impeached. To accuse a public figure of a crime in a court of law is to impeach them.

  • Only a court of law or an official body like a legislature (for example, the Congress in the US) can impeach high executives like the president or the secretary of state.
  • Lord Clive, founder of the British Empire in India, was impeached in the British Parliament for having accepted a large quantity of gold as a bribe from one of the native princes for helping him to the throne.
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region
Feedback

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer