Definition of IMPEACHMENT


IMPEACHMENT

evidence. An allegation, supported by proof, that a
witness who has been examined is unworthy of credit.

2. Every witness is liable to be impeached as to his character
for truth; and, if his general character is good, he is presumed,
at all times, to be ready to support it. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3224, et
seq.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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