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impeach

verb [T] uk   us   /ɪmˈpiːtʃ/
to make a formal statement saying that a public official is guilty of a serious offence in connection with their job, especially in the US: The governor was impeached for wrongful use of state money.
impeachable
adjective uk   us   /-ˈpiː.tʃə.bl̩/
an impeachable offence
impeachment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
The federal judge faces impeachment.
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