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"impeach" in British English

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impeachverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪmˈpiːtʃ/
to make a ​formalstatement saying that a ​publicofficial is ​guilty of a ​seriousoffence in ​connection with ​theirjob, ​especially in the US: The ​governor was impeached for ​wrongful use of ​statemoney.
impeachable
adjective uk   us   /-ˈpiː.tʃə.bl̩/
an impeachable ​offence
impeachment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
The ​federaljudgefaces impeachment.
(Definition of impeach from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impeach" in American English

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impeachverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈpitʃ/ law
politics & government to ​formallyaccuse a ​publicofficial of a ​seriouscrime in ​connection with ​theirjob
impeachment
noun [U]  us   /ɪmˈpitʃ·mənt/
The ​federaljudgefaces impeachment.
(Definition of impeach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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impeachverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪmˈpiːtʃ/ LAW, GOVERNMENT
especially in the US, to ​formallyaccuse a ​publicofficial of a serious ​offence in ​connection with their ​job: He was ​suspended and later impeached amid a $60 million ​financialscandal.
impeachable
adjective
He said he was surprised that some things that are clearly wrong and ​evenviolations of the ​law were not impeachable ​offenses.
(Definition of impeach from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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