Definition of lay a charge in English:

lay a charge

  • Make an accusation: we could lay a charge of gross negligence
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    • I didn't think they had sufficient evidence to lay a charge, let alone obtain a conviction and that view hasn't changed after what I've seen today.
    • Yet the Children's Bill says ‘a male child that was subjected to circumcision against his will may lay a charge of assault’.
    • I told him I wanted to lay a charge of assault, and he told me he had two witnesses who would say I had assaulted him.
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