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English definition of “impeach”

impeach

verb [T]     /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.United States politics and governmentBlaming and accusing impeachable     /-ˈpiː.tʃə.bl̩/ adjective an impeachable offenceLegal and illegal impeachment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] Blaming and accusingUnited States politics and government
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