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Charge

Curate in charge. A curate placed by a bishop in charge of a parish where there is no incumbent, or where the incumbent is suspended.

To charge oneself with.
To take upon oneself the onus of a given task. To give charge over. To set one in authority over.

“I gave my brother Hanani ... charge over Jerusalem.” - Nehemiah vii. 2.

To give in charge.
To hand over a person to the charge of a policeman. To have in charge. To have the care of something.

To take in charge.
To “take up” a person given in charge; to take upon oneself the responsibility of something.

Charge

(To ). To make an attack or onset in battle. “To charge with bayonets” is to rush on the enemy with levelled bayonets.

To return to the charge.
To renew the attack.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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