from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an instrument which, in cases of impeachment, performs the same office which an indictment does in a common criminal case.
- n. See under Article.
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Mr. Strudwick, in the chair of the House, the eight (8) articles of impeachment were read on motion of Mr. Welch, and were adopted.
'One of the articles of impeachment against Tresilian and the other Judges of Westminster Hall, in the reign of Richard the Second, for which they suffered death, as traitors to their country, was, that they had advised the King that he might dissolve his Parliament at any time: and succeeding Kings have adopted the opinion of these unjust Judges.