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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Charge  \Charge\,  n.  [F.  charge,  fr  charger  to  load.  See 
  {Charge},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Cargo},  {Caricature}.] 
  1.  A  load  or  burder  laid  upon  a  person  or  thing 
  2.  A  person  or  thing  commited  or  intrusted  to  the  care 
  custody,  or  management  of  another;  a  trust. 
  Note:  The  people  of  a  parish  or  church  are  called  the  charge 
  of  the  clergyman  who  is  set  over  them 
  3.  Custody  or  care  of  any  person,  thing  or  place  office; 
  responsibility;  oversight;  obigation;  duty. 
  'Tis  a  great  charge  to  come  under  one  body's  hand. 
  4.  Heed;  care  anxiety;  trouble.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  5.  Harm.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  6.  An  order  a  mandate  or  command;  an  injunction. 
  The  king  gave  cherge  concerning  Absalom.  --2.  Sam. 
  xviii.  5. 
  7.  An  address  (esp.  an  earnest  or  impressive  address) 
  containing  instruction  or  exhortation;  as  the  charge  of  a 
  judge  to  a  jury;  the  charge  of  a  bishop  to  his  clergy. 
  8.  An  accusation  of  a  wrong  of  offense;  allegation; 
  indictment;  specification  of  something  alleged. 
  The  charge  of  confounding  very  different  classes  of 
  phenomena.  --Whewell. 
  9.  Whatever  constitutes  a  burden  on  property,  as  rents, 
  taxes,  lines,  etc.;  costs;  expense  incurred;  --  usually  in 
  the  plural. 
  10.  The  price  demanded  for  a  thing  or  service. 
  11.  An  entry  or  a  account  of  that  which  is  due  from  one  party 
  to  another;  that  which  is  debited  in  a  business 
  transaction;  as  a  charge  in  an  account  book. 
  12.  That  quantity,  as  of  ammunition,  electricity,  ore,  fuel, 
  etc.,  which  any  apparatus,  as  a  gun,  battery,  furnace, 
  machine,  etc.,  is  intended  to  receive  and  fitted  to  hold 
  or  which  is  actually  in  it  at  one  time 
  13.  The  act  of  rushing  upon  or  towards,  an  enemy;  a  sudden 
  onset  or  attack,  as  of  troops,  esp.  cavalry;  hence  the 
  signal  for  attack;  as  to  sound  the  charge. 
  Never  in  any  other  war  afore,  gave  the  Romans  a 
  hotter  charge  upon  the  enemies.  --Holland. 
  The  charge  of  the  light  brigade.  --Tennyson. 
  14.  A  position  (of  a  weapon)  fitted  for  attack;  as  to  bring 
  a  weapon  to  the  charge. 
  15.  (Far.)  A  soft  of  plaster  or  ointment. 
  16.  (Her.)  A  bearing.  See  {Bearing},  n.,  8. 
  17.  [Cf.  {Charre}.]  Thirty-six  pigs  of  lead,  each  pig 
  weighing  about  seventy  pounds;  --  called  also  {charre}. 
  18.  Weight;  import;  value. 
  Many  suchlike  ``as's''  of  great  charge.  --Shak. 
  {Back  charge}.  See  under  {Back},  a. 
  {Bursting  charge}. 
  (a  (Mil.)  The  charge  which  bursts  a  shell,  etc 
  (b  (Mining)  A  small  quantity  of  fine  powder  to  secure 
  the  ignition  of  a  charge  of  coarse  powder  in 
  {Charge  and  discharge}  (Equity  Practice),  the  old  mode  or 
  form  of  taking  an  account  before  a  master  in  chancery. 
  {Charge  sheet},  the  paper  on  which  are  entered  at  a  police 
  station  all  arrests  and  accusations. 
  {To  sound  the  charge},  to  give  the  signal  for  an  attack. 
  Syn:  Care  custody;  trust;  management;  office;  expense;  cost; 
  price;  assault;  attack;  onset;  injunction;  command; 
  order  mandate;  instruction;  accusation;  indictment. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Charre  \Charre\,  n.  [LL.  charrus  a  certain  weight.] 
  See  {Charge},  n.,  17.