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Witness impeachment

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  • Witness impeachment — Witness impeachment, in the law of evidence, is the process of calling into question the credibility of an individual who is testifying in a trial. There are a number of ways that a witness may properly be impeached, and several ways that,… …   Wikipedia

  • impeachment — I noun accusal, accusatio, accusation, act of discrediting, admonition, animadversion, arraignment, attack, blame, castigation, censure, challenge, charge, complaint, condemnation, countercharge, criminal proceeding, crimination, criticism,… …   Law dictionary

  • witness — wit·ness 1 n [Old English witnes knowledge, testimony, witness, from wit mind, sense, knowledge] 1 a: attestation of a fact or event in witness whereof the parties have executed this release b: evidence (as of the authenticity of a conveyance by… …   Law dictionary

  • Impeachment — This article is about a step in the removal of a public official. For challenging a witness in a legal proceeding, see witness impeachment. Impeachment is a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which …   Wikipedia

  • impeachment of a witness — An attack on the credibility (believability) of a witness, through evidence introduced for that purpose. Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • impeachment — A criminal proceeding against a public officer, before a quasi political court, instituted by a written accusation called articles of impeachment ; for example, a written accusation by the House of Representatives of the United States to the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • impeachment — A criminal proceeding against a public officer, before a quasi political court, instituted by a written accusation called articles of impeachment ; for example, a written accusation by the House of Representatives of the United States to the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson — The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson was one of the biggest scandals in the United States during Reconstruction. Johnson was impeached for breaking the Tenure of Office Act. He had removed Edwin M. Stanton, the Secretary of War, from… …   Wikipedia

  • impeachment — /im peech meuhnt/, n. 1. the impeaching of a public official before an appropriate tribunal. 2. (in Congress or a state legislature) the presentation of formal charges against a public official by the lower house, trial to be before the upper… …   Universalium

  • Witness — For other uses, see Witness (disambiguation). Evidence …   Wikipedia

  • impeachment of witness — An attack on the credibility of a witness by the testimony of other witnesses that the facts about which he has testified are other than as he has stated; by proof that his general reputation is bad; by proof that he has previously made… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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