lay charges

Definition of lay charges

British

  1. :  to accuse someone officially of doing something illegal Police are deciding whether to lay charges (against her).

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past tense oflie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession

chargeplay charges
  1. :  a material load or weight

    :  a figure borne on a heraldic field

    :  the quantity that an apparatus is intended to receive and fitted to hold

  1. :  to lay or put a load on or in :  load

    :  to place a charge (as of powder) in

    :  to load or fill to capacity


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