Impeach vs Invalidate - What's the difference?

impeach | invalidate |


As verbs the difference between impeach and invalidate

is that impeach is to hinder, impede, or prevent while invalidate is to make invalid especially applied to contract law.

impeach

English

Verb

(es)
  • To hinder, impede, or prevent.
  • * Sir J. Davies
  • These ungracious practices of his sons did impeach his journey to the Holy Land.
  • * Howell
  • A defluxion on my throat impeached my utterance.
  • To bring a legal proceeding against a public official, asserting that because he or she committed some offense, he or she should be removed from office.
  • * President Clinton was impeached by the House in November 1999, but since the Senate acquitted him, he was not removed from office.
  • To charge with impropriety; to discredit; to call into question.
  • (legal) To demonstrate in court that a testimony under oath contradicts another testimony from the same person, usually one taken during deposition.
  • Derived terms

    * impeachment

    invalidate

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To make invalid. Especially applied to contract law.
  • The circuit court judge's ruling was invalidated by a superior judge.

    Synonyms

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    Antonyms

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