|1.||[ noun ] (law,criminal law) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt|
|Related terms:||charge incrimination recrimination information implication allegation indictment preferment imprecation imputation self-accusation charge|
|2.||[ noun ] (law) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence|
"the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
|Related terms:||assertion countercharge charge|