The "Impeachment" Definition Poll

Two days ago I posted a poll requesting the user choose what they thought was the proper definition of the word "impeachment." The user was to pick the one of five answers they thought was correct.

Two days ago I posted a poll requesting the user choose what they thought was the proper definition of the word "impeachment."  The user was to pick the one of five answers they thought was correct.

the removal of a Federal official from office.....................................................2 votes

the invocation of centure on a Federal official..................................................1 vote

the conviction of a Federal official for "high crimes"........................................3 votes

the indictment of a Federal official...................................................................2 votes

the sentencing of a Federal official for crimes discovered in an investigation...0 votes


Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. It does not mean removal from office; it is only a statement of charges, akin to an indictment in criminal law. Once an individual is impeached, he or she must then face the possibility of conviction by a legislative vote, which judgment entails removal from office.*

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment

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