articles of impeachment
n.
A document outlining reasons for removing a public official from office.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


articles of impeachment

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


articles of impeachment
The formal document filed to impeach a publich official. The articles of impeachment state the charges against the official and the reasons why the official should be removed from office. Articles of impeachment must be brought by the appropriate legislative body, such as a senate, state legislature, or city council.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


articles of impeachment
n. A formal statement of the reasons to remove a public official from office.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


articles of impeachment
Formal written allegations of the causes that warrant the criminal trial of a public official before a quasi-political court.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


articles of impeachment
Formal written allegations of the causes that warrant the criminal trial of a public official before a quasi-political court.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

articles of impeachment
n.
   the charges brought (filed) to impeach a public official. In regard to the President, Vice President and federal judges, the articles are prepared and voted upon by the House of Representatives, and if it votes to charge the official with a crime, the trial is held by the Senate.
   See also: impeachment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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