US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the vote to impeach former president Donald Trump for a second time, on January 13. Photo: Reuters
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the vote to impeach former president Donald Trump for a second time, on January 13. Photo: Reuters
Lisa Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

We are all familiar with impeachment, but what are the origins of the word?

  • Former US president Donald Trump was impeached for a second time before leaving office
  • The meaning of impeach has evolved from its first appearance in Middle English

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the vote to impeach former president Donald Trump for a second time, on January 13. Photo: Reuters
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the vote to impeach former president Donald Trump for a second time, on January 13. Photo: Reuters
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