Constitution and Declaration of Independence Words

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There are 16 names in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Immunities
freedoms

Impeachment
charging the holder of a public office with misconduct. Under the Constitution, the House of Representatives makes a written charge against an official (the impeachment) and then, after impeachment, the Senate sits as a court, hears evidence and gives a verdict.

Impel
drive or urge forward

Impost
a tax, especially a tax on imported goods

In consequence
as a result

In general
relating to or including all members

Indictment
a formal written charge against one or more people presented to a court

Inestimable
too valuable or precious to be properly measured or estimated

Inevitably
unavoidably

Infamous crime
one which is punishable by imprisonment or death

Inferior officers
government officials of lower rank than ambassadors, Supreme Court judges, etc.

Instituted
established

Instrument
someone or something used as a means for accomplishing a specific purpose

Insurrections
violent uprising against authority or government

Invested
provided with something

Involuntary servitude
a slave-like condition. Sometimes British criminals were sold to American colonists to labor for them during the term of their sentence.


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