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Lay to One's Charge

(To). To attribute an offence to a person.

“And he [Stephen] kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord lay not this sin to their charge.”- Acts vii. 60. The phrase occurs again in the Bible, e.g. Deut. xxi. 8; Rom. viii. 33, etc.

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