* (verb) challenge the honesty or credibility of; as of witnesses
Other definitions and usage examples for Impeach in different contexts:
(verb) charge with an offense or misdemeanor
(verb) charge with a crime or misdemeanor
(verb) bring an accusation against; level a charge against
(v. t.) To hinder; to impede; to prevent.
(v. t.) To charge with a crime or misdemeanor; to accuse;
especially to charge (a public officer), before a competent tribunal,
with misbehavior in office; to cite before a tribunal for judgement of
official misconduct; to arraign; as, to impeach a judge. See
(v. t.) Hence, to charge with impropriety; to dishonor; to
bring discredit on; to call in question; as, to impeach one's motives
(v. t.) To challenge or discredit the credibility of, as of a
witness, or the validity of, as of commercial paper.