charge (n.)
responsibility, culpability
KL I.ii.127[Edmund alone] An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star
R2 I.i.84[King Richard to Bolingbroke] What doth our cousin lay to Mowbray's charge?
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