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impeach

im·peach

impeach

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm pich
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: impeached, impeaches, impeaching
definition 1: in an appropriate tribunal, to accuse of or charge with misconduct of public office.
President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 but was acquitted of the charges by a single vote in the Senate and remained in office until the end of his term.
definition 2: to cast doubt or discredit on.
The magazine article impeaches the mayor's honor.
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derivation: impeacher (n.)
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