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impeach

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To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
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Etymology

French empêcher, hinder, from Latin impedicare, fetter

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to impeach

Third person singular
impeach

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to impeach (third-person singular simple present impeach, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To hinder.
  2. To bring a legal proceeding against a public official, asserting that because he or she committed some offense, he or she should be removed from office.
    • President Clinton was impeached by the House in November 1999, but since the Senate acquitted him, he was not removed from office.
  3. To discredit an individual or group with presumed expertise.

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