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Topic: OFFICIALS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: empeechier, from Late Latin impedicare 'to fasten the feet together', from Latin pedica 'fetter'

impeach

verb
     
im‧peach [transitive] law
SCPGO if a government official is impeached, they are formally charged with a serious crime in a special government court:
The governor was impeached for using state funds improperly.
impeachment noun [uncountable and countable]
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