Articles of impeachment

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an instrument which, in cases of impeachment, performs the same office which an indictment does in a common criminal case.
See under Article.

See also: Article, Impeachment

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This lord, in conjunction with Flimnap the high-treasurer, whose enmity against you is notorious on account of his lady, Limtoc the general, Lalcon the chamberlain, and Balmuff the grand justiciary, have prepared articles of impeachment against you, for treason and other capital crimes."
"'Articles of Impeachment against QUINBUS FLESTRIN, (the Man-Mountain.)
"In three days your friend the secretary will be directed to come to your house, and read before you the articles of impeachment; and then to signify the great lenity and favour of his majesty and council, whereby you are only condemned to the loss of your eyes, which his majesty does not question you will gratefully and humbly submit to; and twenty of his majesty's surgeons will attend, in order to see the operation well performed, by discharging very sharp-pointed arrows into the balls of your eyes, as you lie on the ground.
"This will help the committee determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the president or other Article 1 remedies," Nadler added.
Nixon's final weeks as president saw the House Judiciary Committee draw up three articles of impeachment. Shortly after their adoption, the 37th president announced he would leave office.
"Our investigation will seriously examine all the evidence as we consider whether to bring articles of impeachment or other remedies under our Article I powers," the four Democrats wrote, adding, "Our Constitution requires it.
Trump refuted the allegations that he colluded with Russia in Presidential elections and maintained that "it was the Dems [Democrats] that Colluded." He added that he "had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93 percent." The US media reported Thursday that Representative Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, plans to re-introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on the first day of the new Congress.
The House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.
Rule 63, Section 24 states: On the final question whether, the impeachment is sustained, the yeas and nays shall be taken on each article of impeachment separately; and if the impeachment shall not upon any of the articles presented, be sustained by the votes of two-thirds of the members present, a judgment of acquittal shall be entered; but if the person accused in such articles of impeachment shall be convicted upon any of said articles by the vote of two-thirds of the members present, the Senate shall proceed to pronounce judgment.
Then the approved committee report and the accompanying Articles of Impeachment will be sent to the Committee on Rules which will then decide, within 10 session days, when to calendar the matter for plenary deliberation.
[U.S.A.], July 26 (ANI): A group of Republican House lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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