Impeach Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Impeach.

Impeach (verb)

  1. To call into question the integrity or validity of a practice or action, often used in a legal setting for disputing or contradicting a witness's statement with evidence or counter statements.
  2. In a political context, it refers to the process of charging a public official, such as the President, with misconduct and removing them from their post following an official inquiry and trial. This is typically conducted when the official is suspected of committing a public crime or act of corruption.