3. Law: (1) Statement accusing a person of committing a specific crime. (2) Judge's instructions to a jury before the trial begins.
4. Lending: Evidence of a lien or mortgage that secures the repayment of a loan. Public corporations are generally required to keep a register of charges (including debentures) against their assets with the copies of associated documents. This register may be inspected by anyone, usually on payment of a fee. See also fixed charge and floating charge.
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