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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 5 months ago

Is impeached drived from peached?

Impossible drived from possible

Impotent potent

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It's from Late Middle English and means to stop or prevent. It has nothing to do with peaches.

  • 5 months ago

    No, It has nothing to do with it.

    impeach (v.)

    formerly also empeach, late 14c., "to impede, hinder, prevent," from Anglo-French empecher, Old French empeechier "to hinder, stop, impede; capture, trap, ensnare" (12c., Modern French empêcher), from Late Latin impedicare "to fetter, catch, entangle," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (from PIE root *en "in") + Latin pedica "a shackle, fetter," from pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (from PIE root *ped- "foot"). Sense of "accuse a public officer of misconduct" first recorded 1560s, perhaps via Medieval Latin confusion of the word with Latin impetere "attack, accuse" (see impetus). Related: Impeached; impeaching.

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