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From Anglo-Norman apescher, rare variant of empescher, from Latin impedicō.


appeach (third-person singular simple present appeaches, present participle appeaching, simple past and past participle appeached)

  1. (obsolete) To charge (someone) with a crime; to impeach. [15th-17thc.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter vij, in Le Morte Darthur, book X:
      Thenne was Kynge Marke wonderly wrothe / and wold haue slayne Amant / but he and the two squyers held them to gyders / and sette nought by his malyce / whanne Kynge marke sawe he myght not be reuenged on them / he said thus vnto the Knyght Amant / wete thou wel / and thou apoeche me of treason / I shalle therof defende me afore Kynge Arthur
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen, II.viii:
      For when Cymochles saw the fowle reproch, / Which them appeached, prickt with guilty shame, / And inward griefe, he fiercely gan approch [].