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impeach in Officials topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpeachim‧peach /ɪmˈpiːtʃ/ verb [transitive] law 🔊 🔊 SCPGOACCUSEif 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 [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
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impeachGuimaraes had emerged from near retirement to play a prominent public role in the process to impeach Collor.Four Patriotic Accord deputies began immediate moves to impeach eight Supreme Court judges on the grounds of incompetence.The governor was impeached for accepting bribes.If Mr Wahid's response is unsatisfactory, parliament can call a special session to impeach him and demand his dismissal.They will decide this week whether to impeach him.And the nation cheered when the Supreme Court and the Senate voted last week to impeach him.There he eavesdrops on his colleagues as they attempt to impeach him.They're going to impeach him.He tried to impeach Mr Premadasa, accusing the president of corruption.Congress voted to impeach the President, but he resigned before any action was taken.