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 Charbon’nerie Democrat’ique.Charge (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.   1
   To charge oneself with. To take upon oneself the onus of a given task.   2
   To give charge over. To set one in authority over.   3
        “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.   4
   To have in charge. To have the care of something.   5
   To take in charge. To “take up” a person given in charge; to take upon oneself the responsibility of something.   6

 Charbon’nerie Democrat’ique.Charge (To). 


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