1. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
Synonyms: accusal
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
Synonyms: charge

"the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

Related terms: assertion countercharge charge
Similar spelling:   acquisition