Meaning of CHARGE in English

CHARGE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a charge/store card (= one that allows you to buy things from a particular shop and pay for them later )

Store cards often have high rates of interest.

a conspiracy charge/charge of conspiracy

Three men have been convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges.

a conspiracy charge/charge of conspiracy

Three men have been convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges.

a criminal charge (= an official accusation that someone has committed a crime )

He’s been arrested on a very serious criminal charge.

a delivery charge (= an amount of money you pay for delivery )

There’s no delivery charge on goods over £20.

a drug charge (= a legal accusation that someone is guilty of having or selling drugs )

He’s awaiting trial on a drug charge.

a murder charge (= an official statement saying someone may be guilty of murder )

He has escaped a murder charge, but his career is finished.

admission charge

The Museum has no admission charge .

allegations/accusations/charges of corruption

He has strongly denied allegations of corruption.

an assault charge

He’s in jail on an assault charge.

arrest sb on charges/suspicion of (doing) sth

He was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs.

bank charges

Will I have to pay bank charges on this account?

baseless rumours/charges/accusations

be charged with assault

He ended up in court charged with assault.

be charged with conspiracy (= be formally accused of it )

The women were charged with conspiracy to supply heroin.

charge a fee

The accountant charged a big fee for his services.

charge account

charge card

charge hand

charge nurse

charge sb with an offence

In that year, 367 people were charged with terrorist offences.

charge sb with murder (= officially say that someone may be guilty of murder )

Is there enough evidence to charge him with murder?

charge sheet

charged with burglary

He was charged with burglary .

charge/recharge a battery (= put more electricity in it )

It takes eight hours to fully recharge the battery.

congestion charging

Plans to introduce congestion charging were dropped until after the election.

convicted on...charges

He was convicted on fraud charges .

cover charge

deny a charge/allegation

Officials denied allegations that torture was widespread.

depth charge

dismiss an allegation/charge

She claimed that she was honest and dismissed the allegations against her.

drop the charges/a case (= stop the legal process of trying to prove someone is guilty )

Both men have been released and the charges have been dropped.

electric current/power/charge (= a flow of electricity )

face charges (= be accused of a crime and have to go to a court of law )

He faces charges of fraud and theft.

free of charge

All these services are available to the public free of charge .

handling charge

high price/charge/tax etc

If you want better public services, you’ll have to pay higher taxes – it’s as simple as that.

laid...open to charges of

Not to have taken action would have laid the department open to charges of negligence.

levy a tax/charge/fine etc (on sth)

a new tax levied on all electrical goods

make...charges stick

Is there enough evidence to make the charges stick ?

pay/charge by the hour (= pay or charge someone according to the number of hours it takes to do something )

You can pay by the hour to hire a boat.

pay/charge/cost etc extra

I earn extra for working on Sunday.

service charge

There’s a service charge for advance tickets.

sole control/charge

The school was no longer under their sole control.

standing charges

You have to pay standing charges whether or not you use the service.

take control/charge/power

The communists took power in 1948.

Youngsters need to take control of their own lives.

the police charge sb (= officially say that someone will be judged in a court for committing a crime )

The police have charged the parents with murder.

trumped-up charges

Dissidents were routinely arrested on trumped-up charges .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

criminal

He may now face the criminal charge of assault.

Ultimately, no criminal charges were ever filed against Gospel Missions or any of its officials.

If accepted by the jury, the allegations could lead to the first criminal charges against the industry relating to smuggling.

And it's criminal what they charge , for that new plastic doings.

Prosecutors were considering filing criminal charges , and a civil suit was pending.

Gillece said he did not know whether the state will pursue criminal charges against Bailey.

electric

There was a terrible rage in him, she could feel it like an electric charge in the room.

Ah, yes: Maxwell showed that oscillating an electric charge is just the mechanism that causes light waves to be produced.

Molecular vibrations therefore lead to oscillations of electric charge , with frequencies governed by the normal vibration frequencies of the system.

Ethanol molecules also carry a small electric charge that is crucial to its behavior in the body.

However, there are two kinds of electric charge , positive and negative.

Since ions carry electric charge , the flow changes the electrical environment inside a cell.

Others that can generate an electric charge .

Water molecules carry an electric charge and tend to stick to one another.

extra

After the two-day class is over, Hawley offers additional runs for an extra charge .

For an extra charge T will also provide a recorded message giving your new number to any callers on your old line.

There are no extra charges for messages or file transfers.

For a small extra charge it is possible to travel in the observation car.

It has valuable information, yet there is no extra charge .

Prosecutors rarely adopt this course since the addition of the extra charge gives the defendant the choice of jury trial.

Many brokers also will deliver tickets at no extra charge .

free

We also hold socials, parties, and organise day trips, again free of charge .

At this renewal of your Policy, you may increase your Contents and Buildings sums insured free of charge .

In that case Mr Zamoyski would almost certainly have handed the shoe over free of charge .

There's a weekly expedition into the mountains by mountain-bike, which are always available free of charge .

The leaflet is available free of charge from tax enquiry centres and local tax offices.

This might mean some one applies for £2000 and gains an extra £200 free of charge .

Such places operate as bureaux where clients can be put in touch with artists and offer this service free of charge .

Garden rubbish was accepted free of charge , and turned into compost, bagged and put on sale at the tips.

positive

Rather than being balanced throughout, they have spots of excess negative or positive charge .

This charge meshes nicely with the slight positive charge on one side of water molecules.

The proton has positive electrical charge , the neutron has none.

As in electricity, a positive charge glances away from a positive charge: like charges repel each other.

A large body, such as the earth or the sun, contains nearly equal numbers of positive and negative charges .

As in electricity, a positive charge glances away from a positive charge: like charges repel each other.

The positive charge of the protons generates an electrostatic field, which binds the negative electrons of the atom to the nucleus.

Likewise, regular protons have a positive charge , but antiprotons are negative.

small

A small charge is made locally for the use of the showers.

Ethanol molecules also carry a small electric charge that is crucial to its behavior in the body.

For a small charge , avoid having to carry luggage by booking it through from airport to destination.

The tower was attached with bolts that contained small explosive charges .

Here's what it costs Included in the 12 monthly instalments is a small credit charge .

Traveller's cheques can be cashed at most hotels and any bank for a small charge .

There will also be a tea-room and a small admission charge .

For a small extra charge it is possible to travel in the observation car.

■ NOUN

admission

Opening times and admission charges have not yet been published.

The only admission charge is their time.

Our admission charge rations us to one programme.

Dinner and dance lessons, no admission charge .

The admission charge is 20p and all the proceeds will go to the Northern Ireland Hospice.

The exhibition is free, but there is an admission charge to the Castle.

The new season will also bring admission charge to Museum of Flight, £2 for adults and £1 children and concessions.

There will also be a tea-room and a small admission charge .

assault

Painter cleared of bar assault charge A SELF-employed painter and decorator was yesterday cleared of assaulting the manager of a Harrogate bar.

If he had been convicted under the assault charge he would not have been eligible for early release.

Summons twist: A county councillor facing assault charges is taking out a private summons against the man he allegedly assaulted.

Donald Murphy was remanded in custody on an assault charge by Teesside magistrates last Friday.

Meanwhile guitarist Micky Geggus is due in court on assault charges .

Wilkins was fined a further £75 for the assault charge and ordered to pay the officer £20 compensation.

Already under a probation order for attacking a songwriter the previous year, he found himself on another assault charge .

For the driving offence and the assault charge Penn was thrown in the pen for two months.

beach

Price includes dinner, bed and breakfast. Beach charges are not included.

Parking is available. Beach charges are not included.

Barracuda 20% discount on beach charges for all guests.

interest

Thus the length of the mortgage term is cut down and your overall interest charges are less.

The act did not abolish DISCs but limited their tax benefits and imposed an interest charge to tax-deferred earnings.

Those with loans from banks may borrow more in order to pay the higher interest charges .

The club are paying about £30,000 a week in interest charges .

As it is, his overdraft increases, and so do the interest charges , at two or three points over base.

The interest charge would be fully tax deductible.

The pre-tax figure was also helped by interest charges , down by 37.8 percent from £4.5 million to £2.8 million.

Apart from the interest charges involved, the longer a defendant can spin out the negotiations the better.

murder

Relatives of Jonathan Probyn watched from the public gallery as the murder charge was read out.

Ted is incarcerated in California, awaiting trial on murder charges .

Death in Paris. Murder charge is dropped after claims that dead model took drink and drugs.

Bechard will be arraigned Monday or Tuesday on murder charges , McCausland said.

He spent two sleepless nights worrying that he might end up on a murder charge .

Davis also faces three other special circumstances in connection with the murder charge: kidnapping, burglary and robbery.

He claimed self-defence in the attempted murder charge .

But as the elder brother remains silent, his lawyers are preparing a new tack in their fight against murder charges .

service

No service charge and tipping is not necessary.

Is there a service charge on top of the labor charge?

If the restaurant in question adds a service charge , then that is between it and the customer.

No tipping is allowed, but there is an 18-percent service charge .

When dealing with leasehold property, it is also necessary to deal with the apportionments of any service charge liability.

The rate also includes full breakfast daily, hotel service charges and taxes but not airfare.

Speaking at the beginning of June the Minister reported that the debt from rent and service charge boycotts totalled R1,500 million.

The service charge may be in dispute or there may be an inadvertent omission to pay on the part of the tenant.

tax

If the provisions of s213 can be satisfied, management would incur no income tax charge or capital gains tax charge.

The refund should be accounted for gross, with the tax shown as part of the tax charge .

Changes in community care were recently postponed because they would add to Poll Tax charges .

Thereafter there could be a tax charge under s739.

The classic reason is to avoid a double tax charge .

In any event a vendor should always be required to quantify the potential tax charge .

There is a prevailing tendency to discuss the theory of the double tax charge without quantifying it.

The Inland Revenue has released a consultative document that proposes a heavier tax charge for certain cars.

■ VERB

acquitted

Since 1986 Gotti had faced three previous trials and had been acquitted on all charges .

He was acquitted , and all charges against the remaining defendants were dropped.

In June 1991 they were acquitted on all charges and proceedings under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 were discontinued.

Dale was acquitted of federal charges in connection with the affair.

On each previous occasion he had been acquitted on all charges .

After a heavily publicized trial, Weaver was acquitted on all major charges against him.

Peter Mason, senior, Peter Mason junior and his brother David were all acquitted on all charges .

Nine were acquitted of conspiracy charges in federal court four years later.

admit

All three had admitted burglary and related charges .

Often, in panic, the accused will admit to the lesser charge without a trial.

She admitted four charges of making a false representation to obtain benefit and asked for 18 others to be taken into consideration.

Mr Honour consented to the fine without admitting or denying the charges .

He also admitted other charges of dishonestly handling a stolen ring and theft of a car.

Gingrich admitted to charges , brought by an investigative subcommittee of the ethics committee, that he brought discredit to the House.

The six have admitted the charges , committed at a rented factory in Burn Road, Hartlepool.

In recent weeks, three others in the scam admitted to charges of money laundering and wire fraud.

answer

This publication contained detailed descriptions of persons who failed to appear at court to answer a criminal charge .

You can even have your phone answered for a minimal charge .

Avon and Somerset Police have summonsed Redknapp to appear in court to answer charges of alleged abusive conduct.

He needed intelligently and forthrightly to answer her charges and demonstrate sympathy for her embattled position.

He said he would return to answer all charges .

When he tried to answer such charges Gore seemed unable or unwilling to draw on Clinton's approach.

He appeared in court to answer a charge of drink-driving - not, it transpired, for the first time.

In particular non-disclosure makes it difficult to answer charges that the government's policies are not properly coordinated.

arrest

In the first few hours after the verdict, 60 people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

Last year, 464 people were arrested on security law charges , up from 246 in 1995 and 367 in 1994.

Goldsmith, for example, paroled in 1987, was arrested on the firearms charge in 1992 and convicted in 1993.

The company's former vice-president, Sadamu Takagaki, was also arrested on similar charges .

Pappas had been prepared to testify against Turner after he was arrested on drug charges .

One day the police arrested Carmen on charges of child molesting.

bring

The demand from Labour was sparked by fury over plans to bring back charges for customers in credit.

Teacher Shelaine Goss filed a complaint, and the state brought charges Feb. 5.

Sir Nicholas Fairbairn says that women who bring false charges should be named.

She sought then to deal with the situation quietly, but brought charges recently after the man she had accused was promoted.

The institution is expected to wait until investigations are complete and criminal responsibilities are more clearly defined before bringing charges .

But prosecutors cited a lack of corroborating evidence in declining to bring charges .

Often, when complaints were made, the police brought counter-charges and more often than not won.

The state investigated but brought no charges .

clear

Painter cleared of bar assault charge A SELF-employed painter and decorator was yesterday cleared of assaulting the manager of a Harrogate bar.

Eventually, he was cleared of the charge when she admitted to lying.

The jury cleared him of the charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and operating a vessel while intoxicated.

A Braintree man was cleared of an affray charge yesterday when the prosecution offered no further evidence against him.

The very anonymity of everybody else in their entourage was part of making clear who was in charge .

Veron was cleared of a charge that could have led to a two-year ban.

A Teesside Crown Court jury cleared him of both charges but convicted him of arson last month.

convict

Mr Braswell was convicted in 1983 of charges relating to his vitamin and health supplement business.

If convicted of all charges , both men face 25 years to life in prison.

The judge said that there was insufficient evidence to convict König on the charge of participating in the murders of 1,076 others.

The brothers hope that if verdicts are reached, they will be convicted of lesser manslaughter charges .

Two White House officials were convicted of serious charges and a third got off on a technicality.

If he had been convicted under the assault charge he would not have been eligible for early release.

cover

When the time came to jettison the launch escape tower and the boost cover the charges would fire, breaking the bolts.

But because lenders are competing for business, many are offering to cover some of the charges .

A licence has to be obtained and a deposit paid in advance to cover charges for a reasonable time.

Electricity: read meter on arrival and departure - cost is ten pence per unit to cover standing charge as well as unit cost.

Payment of the Insurance Premium will usually cover these charges .

deny

Macari, who denied the charges , was joint owner of the shop.

Hubbell and White House officials adamantly deny the charge .

The Bank denied the charges of censorship, and said the key messages of Prof Kanbur's draft had survived.

Chin, who has denied the charges , and his lawyer could not be reached for comment late Monday.

The other three men, two with addresses in the Republic, denied the same charge .

The president has denied the charges .

The boxer, of Walworth, denies affray charges .

E denied the charges , saying Satrap left while under investigation for conflicts of interest.

drop

It is thought that banks will now be forced to drop their charges for those who wish to transfer.

Moreover, battered women often wind up dropping the charges as reconciliation with the abuser.

We have to drop the charge and put the painful memories on one side.

Like making sure they drop the charges against me.

He's dropping the charges against Jamie.

Although the dropping of the charges was a big story, it faded as quickly as the Cowboys in the playoffs.

face

He faced 18 charges of theft and three charges of deception involving a total of £4,560.

He now faces charges of having abused his power while in office.

He was immediately flown to Florida to face drugs trafficking charges .

Patricia Marsh, 23, of Ivyleigh, Liverpool, faces six charges and was remanded in custody until tomorrow.

But customers should remember that they could face other charges on top of the interest such as monthly fees.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Kaczynski, who faces additional charges in a New Jersey bombing death.

file

They rang his new employers, stating that they would file charges for stealing leads unless they sacked him.

On the same day the Securities and Exchange Commission filed wide-ranging civil charges against Keating and several others.

She said Payson police were given evidence to back that allegation, but they never filed charges .

She filed charges , and her four alleged tormenters are now on trial.

Prosecutors plan to show that Martinez ordered several other murders-allegations that were never filed as formal charges .

The police stated that they were examining the evidence to determine whether to file obstruction-of-justice charges against members of the Kennedy household.

include

Watch out for a fiercely competitive range of unmetered access plans that include telephone charges .

The 1996 figure included charges associated with its $ 3. 3 billion acquisition of software firm Lotus Development Corp.

This includes a charge for depreciation of £2,000 per month.

The earnings include a charge of three cents for prepayment of debt, the company said.

It includes the charges and other fees as well as the interest.

Results include a pretax restructuring charge of $ 46 million, or 17 cents a share.

Monthly contributions include a handling charge of 30p per month.

The disposal costs could include a one-time charge to dump the water permanently into the sewer system.

lay

This patrol will last two hours while our men are laying their charge .

At one spot the Federals succeeded in undermining the Confederate works in preparation to laying an explosive charge .

We need to protect our men laying the charge and also the lower tunnel which they won't know about.

On the planet, unaware of being watched, Ace was laying explosive charges .

His bulky life of Russell is a sustained attack, in which he lays two charges against the philosopher.

It laid to rest the charges of unreliability and less-than-advertised performance that have long dogged the Pentagon.

lead

They emphasised that it was the circumstances of the individual case which led them to reject charges of degrading or inhuman treatment.

But with the unstoppable Louis Brandeis leading the Zionist charge , the barons gave in.

But it was Lieutenant Harvey who was still leading the charge as he hurdled elegantly over the wire and into no-man's-land.

C., to lead the charge against the Bay Guardian.

But Dole has, in his long Senate career, led the charge for the second -, third-and fourth-largest.

A police investigation has led to charges of assault against five officers.

But it is unrealistic to expect businesses to lead the charge alone.

levy

This looks after the maintenance and levies an annual charge which is divided among the owners proportionately.

In addition some clubs levy a service charge for infants payable in resort.

Bravo levies a transaction charge for each booking, starting at £1.80 to a maximum of £3.30.

It was the first deaf club in the country to levy an annual subscription charge .

Traditionally, the law centres have not levied any charges on those using the service.

We would levy the charge at 1 percent above the Bank base rate prevailing for the relevant period.

Central government may encourage local governments to raise more tax revenue by introducing new taxes, levying charges or borrowing.

pay

The legislation ensures that people have a statutory right to pay the community charge in manageable instalments.

The licencee pays the charges on all parcels received in this way.

These are the main groups of people who will not have to pay the charge: 1.

However, if you are on a low income you may be entitled to help in paying this charge .

The defendant agreed to this and obtained a licence but later refused to pay the charge .

With only a few exceptions all those aged 18 or over are liable to pay the same basic charge .

Charge payers are therefore given at least two opportunities to pay their community charge instalment.

plead

The youth pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary and five motoring offences.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing the giro.

Williams has pleaded guilty to reduced charges .

He pleaded guilty to two charges of theft of articles of clothing.

He pleaded innocent to the charges .

The co-defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of committing an act of gross indecency with the appellant.

Most of the suppliers accused in the sting operations have pleaded guilty to fraud charges .

press

The Jana'ata, preoccupied with larger affairs, pressed no charges and released Sandoz to the custody of the Consortium.

Manning said Las Vegas police never recommended a prosecution in the hotel beating because Anderson declined to press charges .

Is there anything I can do to press charges against these men?

Mrs Moon unsuccessfully implored prosecutors not to press charges against her husband.

The assistant chaplain at Long Lartin, in her 40's, has decided not to press charges .

He did not press charges against the police as the lawyer urged him to.

Police say the owner of the boats doesn't want to press charges against whoever was responsible.

There were no arrests, but the attorney general is considering pressing charges against club operators.

put

How can you get some one who was actively involved in events and put him in charge of the investigation?

An old Bridgeport pal with no qualifications had been put in charge of the community conservation program.

I was late once, got there at ten instead of half past and was put on a discipline charge by the superintendent.

Short trips in cold weather often do not put back as much charge as was lost starting the car.

Hugh Bawn was put in charge of the high-buildings programme in Glasgow.

Arline: What is: They put John Kromko in charge of it?

release

Ma Sokheng was arrested for starting the row and then released without charge .

Earlier another man was released without charge .

But eventually she was released without a charge being made.

On Monday evening it was reported that the man detained the day before had been released without charge .

The protesters were released without charge .

They were all later released after police dropped charges that they illegally imported anabolic steroids into the country.

Three men and the youth were later released without charge .

There were around 80 arrests ... some have been released without charge , some bailed.

take

It is up to you to take charge .

Renew your resolve to take charge of your health.

David Emanuel left the world of hautecouture to take charge of the charity event at Cheltenham Ladies' College.

Understandably, Anna Mae herself took the charges more seriously.

Perrin subsequently took charge of the high-pressure research and Gibson was transferred to other work.

Tom Haarala took charge on Wednesday.

The conference also took charge of the security and armed forces.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

answer criticism/charges/accusations etc

Avon and Somerset Police have summonsed Redknapp to appear in court to answer charges of alleged abusive conduct.

His finance minister was busy answering charges of bribery.

In particular non-disclosure makes it difficult to answer charges that the government's policies are not properly coordinated.

The meeting was called to answer criticisms and make mid-course corrections.

bring charges/a lawsuit/a court case/a prosecution/a claim (against sb)

level criticism/charges/accusations etc at/against sb

Even Mrs Thatcher levelled criticism at the lack of compartment privacy, but the policy against compartments was now firmly established.

nominal sum/charge/fee etc

A red cotton T-shirt or running vest is available at a nominal charge of £1.00 together with sponsorship forms.

He applied for a grant of land and this was sold to him for a nominal sum.

Homes for the elderly were shut, and formerly nominal charges increased and extended.

It would save money simply to give the pits to the miners for a nominal sum, say £1.

The local agents provide an extensive catalogue of programs available at a nominal charge.

Those registered users of Word for Windows requiring the upgrade can obtain it from Microsoft for a nominal fee of £7.75inc.VAT.

Traditionally, the people's singing has been delegated to a choir which is generally paid a nominal fee.

Under the program, the government sold shares to citizens for a nominal fee to quickly transform state enterprises into private companies.

positively charged

According to the theory, negatively charged electrons within atoms orbit around positively charged nuclei.

Cationic detergents: ionise in solution with the active ion being positively charged.

Hence when a current is applied, the positively charged ions move toward the cathode carrying water molecules with them.

Sodium has a strong tendency to lose an electron and become the positively charged ion Na.

The helium atom without its electrons is known as an alpha particle, and is therefore positively charged.

These positively charged ions are themselves highly hydrated.

These fixed negative charges attract a layer of residual positively charged ions which are free to move within the water.

prefer charges

press charges

He did not press charges against the police as the lawyer urged him to.

Is there anything I can do to press charges against these men?

Manning said Las Vegas police never recommended a prosecution in the hotel beating because Anderson declined to press charges.

Mrs Moon unsuccessfully implored prosecutors not to press charges against her husband.

Police say the owner of the boats doesn't want to press charges against whoever was responsible.

The assistant chaplain at Long Lartin, in her 40's, has decided not to press charges.

The high priests and elders being still keen to press charges, Festus invited them to Caesarea to put their case.

reverse the charges

If something goes wrong, call us and reverse the charges.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

An additional charge of 15% will be added to your bill for service.

Cases of abuse have a strong emotional charge .

Criminal charges were filed in October against Sorvino by the District Attorney's office.

He appeared in court on a murder charge .

He faces a charge of armed robbery.

If your order comes to over $30, we will not make a delivery charge .

Interest charges on the loan totaled over $12,000.

Jill bought ice cream for her three young charges.

Libel is a difficult charge to prove.

Members and their guests are welcome to use the club's facilities at no extra charge .

On Tuesday, the police officially filed charges against Jeffers.

Police have dropped the charges due to lack of evidence.

San Francisco police have arrested a 39-year-old man on murder charges.

There's an admission charge for adults, but children get into the museum free.

There's no charge for telephoning the operator.

There doesn't seem to be any charge coming from the outlet.

What are the charges against the accused?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bradstreet said it expects to post 1995 earnings of $ 3. 80 a share before the pretax charge .

But the bomb casings and high explosive charges in nuclear weapons can not withstand fire and explosive shock.

Guinness Mahon is offering a discount of 1 percent on the normal charge of 6 percent for investments made by May 5.

He will then decide whether to prefer disciplinary charges.

Investors who do their own research and then go directly to the fund manager of the choice must still pay the charge .

Pate pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges in September and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Short trips in cold weather often do not put back as much charge as was lost starting the car.

The idea that it would somehow reduce the community charge is erroneous.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

account

There is no fee for the card and no interest is charged provided that the account is settled in full every month.

Each card or wand contains an identification number that is read by an electronic sensor, which charges credit-card accounts .

This wasn't charged when the accounts were last audited.

Some companies charge an account maintenance fee as well.

He grinned, wondered if they'd charge MI5 when the account arrived on their desk.

The subscription price - currently £14.70 - will be charged to your account annually until you cancel.

The cost of the payroll will usually be charged to cost accounts each week.

assault

An new investigation led to Ferrier's being charged with assault .

Xavier Hicks, model student, was being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a concealed weapon.

The victim was charged with obstruction, and the passenger travelling with him was charged with assault .

The princess was charged with assault and battery and unlawful interference with the operation of an aircraft.

A female can be charged with an indecent assault on another female.

Read in studio A grammar school teacher has been charged with indecency and assault offences against young boys.

Troops were deployed to disperse the protesters, several of whom were charged with assault .

Mosley, Joyce, and the leaders of the meeting at the pavilion were charged with assault and riotous assembly.

bank

Similarly, banks charge higher interest rates to high-risk borrowers than to low-risk borrowers.

I wonder if my bank will let me charge my mortgage.

As banks charge a higher rate of interest on borrowings than they offer on savings, you will be better off.

The overnight unsecured call rate -- what banks charge each other for overnight loans -- traded at 0. 46 percent.

In order to provide the acceptance facility banks charge a small acceptance commission of - 1 ¾ percent perannum.

As one example, the bank would begin charging interest the day a kibbutz incurred an overdraft.

That follows the bank which charged a pensioner £3 for changing a £10 note into coins.

commission

Commission Most booking agents charge a commission of 15 percent which is payable on the gross fees for any live work.

Eight officers face misconduct charges before the Police Commission in connection with the Williams case.

The gallery will, of course, charge a commission for selling work.

Brokerages charge commissions from $ 25 to hundreds of dollars, depending on the size of the transaction.

Most stockbrokers charge a minimum commission which makes small deals very uneconomical.

Often, the main obstacle between them is the prospect of dealing with forbidding galleries charging forbidding commission fees.

In order to provide the acceptance facility banks charge a small acceptance commission of - 1 ¾ percent perannum.

Sharelink, the telephone dealing service, is charging 1 percent commission with a minimum of £12.50 and maximum of £50.

company

The water company then charges you in much the same way as the gas and electricity companies do.

In addition, the management company may charge an annual fee of 0.5-1 percent of net asset value.

Your management company provides management services to your operating companies and charges them for those services.

As if their silent company were charged With peaceful admonitions for the heart Of all-beholding Man, earth's thoughtful lord.

Astonished, she asked how the company could charge so little.

Also, the insurance company will charge around 1 percent a year for administering the arrangement.

Commissioners will thrash out how much phone companies can charge their competitors for using their lines in various ways.

connection

Mohajerani's wife, Jamileh Kadivar, a popular reformist lawmaker, was charged but acquitted in connection with the Berlin conference.

In this case, providers usually charge a flat-rate connection fee and no usage charge.

The inquest laid no blame, and no one has ever been charged in connection with the case.

count

He said that he had been charged with 10 counts of breaking police regulations by talking to reporters about police brutality.

Claudia Schneider is charged with one count of failing to disclose bankruptcy and has also been held in Miami since May.

Mr Atkins was charged on four specimen counts of theft.

Kaczynski has been charged only with one count of possessing explosives in his cabin near the town of Lincoln.

Skase was charged with two counts of corruption in May 1991, and was declared bankrupt on June 13.

Both men were charged on seven fraud counts in connection with the 1991 contract.

He has been charged with four counts of uttering death threats, only one of which is related to his short story.

Yeoman also was charged with one count of perjury and one count of obstructing justice.

crime

He is charged with 20 war crimes , including genocide and crimes against humanity.

President Lazaro Cardenas outlawed casinos during his 1934-1940 term in office, charging they promoted crime and vice.

Their goal is not money, but freedom for a client charged with a crime he did not commit.

The 17-year-old has not been charged with the crime .

On the other hand, every person charged with a crime is entitled to testify to his own intentions.

The farmers, in Buner, an area controlled by the government, were charged with the crime of growing opium.

She was not under arrest, nor charged with any crime .

critic

Warshaw says Waxman and other critics have charged that police are targeting black neighborhoods.

customer

At present some of the nonconforming lenders charge interest to customers who have already defaulted on loans.

He charged his customers a flat dollar for a trip down his spiral staircase to the foot of the cataract.

Abbey National charged a Tessa customer £20 to move to a rival provider, but has since dropped the practice.

How much to allow phone monopolies to charge customers who want to switch to competitors but keep their old phone number.

Read in studio A pub landlord in Oxford has been charged with allowing his customers to smoke cannabis on his premises.

Most Internet travel services charge the customer nothing for the transaction.

Accordingly, they hired more telephone representatives to relieve the pressure on employees charged with handling customer complaints and inquiries.

It is the revenue that banks earn simply because they pay less for money than the interest rate they charge their customers .

dollar

Her name is Krystal and she makes Cindy Crawford look like a zero and she only charges fifty dollars an hour.

When he stays out of town, he frequently checks into deluxe hotels that charge hundreds of dollars a night.

The owner charged a dollar , and I got fifty cents.

And he could hardly believe she charged only six dollars .

They was charging people a dollar to see him before West put a stop to it.

They charged five dollars a trick.

fee

Once admitted, the solicitor is required to maintain a practising certificate, for which a substantial annual fee is charged .

Some charge an up front fee and others charge fees when investors redeem shares.

A cancellation fee will be charged whose amount depends on the period before departure date in which you letter is received.

The master plan will determine what kind of fees users will be charged for such amenities.

Remember, there's no arrangement fee , no normal transaction charges to pay, just the £3 usage fee.

Hawaii and Rhode Island go further, mandating that agency fees be charged to teachers.

It is essential that tutors provide a good service commensurate with the fees being charged to students and/or their employers.

The cost to build and the fees to charge have yet to be determined.

interest

If you want to get out of the scheme, you will be charged three month's interest payments as a penalty.

But the financial institutions can charge fees or interest .

The property investment and dealing company has charged all interest and finance charges to revenue in the year ended 31 March 1992.

As one example, the bank would begin charging interest the day a kibbutz incurred an overdraft.

Customers may be forced to borrow from inefficient banks or other financial institutions, probably charging higher interest rates.

At present some of the nonconforming lenders charge interest to customers who have already defaulted on loans.

Credit unions are by law not allowed to charge more than 12.6 percent interest on loans to their members.

Similarly, banks charge higher interest rates to high-risk borrowers than to low-risk borrowers.

man

They were also able to charge some 30 men with various offences.

Police charged two Apopka men and an Apopka teenager Tuesday night with first-degree murder in Arancibia's death.

offences

Those arrested have been charged with public order offences and will appear in court in June.

He has been charged with six offences related to the alleged theft of the fruit.

In 1989 they were charged with indictable offences relating to the escape.

The prosecution decides who to charge and with what offences .

Middlesbrough solicitor Bernard Ridsdale-Tombling is charged with 16 offences of falsifying records and obtaining by deception.

Ron Sykes has been reported to the Crown Prosecution Service who will decide whether to charge him with traffic offences .

Two young men called Murphy were arrested and charged with public order offences .

He says success is judged on the number of people we manage to charge with criminal offences .

percent

Most of them charged 60 percent a year or 5 percent a month.

The changes would have raised basic monthly charges 21 percent and the cost of local calls by an average 19 percent.

The cheapest is National &038; Provincial, which will charge 21.6 percent from the middle of January.

Credit unions are by law not allowed to charge more than 12.6 percent interest on loans to their members.

They were fortunately innocent of the fact that Monet charged them some 60 percent more than he charged his fellow countrymen.

This compares with some loan sharks who can charge in excess of 10,000 percent !

Interest is charged at 0.5 percent p.a.

Wholesale-financed lenders, already charging 14.75 percent , will face pressure to raise their rates close to 16 percent.

person

We charge just £1.00 per person for this fascinating look backstage.

Three months later, in June 1898, federal agents arrested and charged eleven persons in the Baker case.

The prosecutor does not have to charge named persons with assaults on other named persons.

This is to enable the prosecution to find and charge the other person .

police

A 19 year old female student from Bath University was charged by Essex police with unlawful imprisonment and causing actual bodily harm.

Eight officers face misconduct charges before the Police Commission in connection with the Williams case.

Warshaw says Waxman and other critics have charged that police are targeting black neighborhoods.

At the moment, a suspect is arrested by police , questioned by police and charged by police.

If she didn't, she should be charged with wasting police time.

possession

They're all in the nick. charged with possession .

Another passenger, Damon D.. Stewart, 24, also of Hampton, was charged with possession of marijuana.

They charged me with possession of cannabis.

Takatlyan was charged with illegal weapons possession , bribery, entering the country illegally and using false documents.

In May 1994 she was charged with drugs possession after being arrested in a Miami motel.

One was charged with possession of crack cocaine, another with possession of heroin.

And nor will the magistrates ever have to deal with some one charged with being in possession of a full bladder.

Iverson was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of firearms with a controlled substance.

price

Street vendors accused of charging higher than official prices were beaten and dragged through the streets.

Then he charged a ridiculous price .

Phoney psychics could milk their rich clients for years, charging fancy prices for rap sessions with the dear departed.

At the same time, competition increased from rivals charging lower prices , forcing Motorola to cut its own prices.

Pricing at short-run marginal cost, the industry will charge a price P 2.

These taxis charge a fixed price and are regulated by the city government.

The monopolist is normally considered to exploit consumers by charging a high price and thereby destroying some consumer surplus.

Consider a candidate equilibrium in which every firm charges the same price P for its product.

rate

On top of this, they often charge extortionate rates for support through a tolled number.

Homeowners who have borrowed from Coventry for five years or more are charged a lower special rate of 6.99 per cent.

Bankers used to charge a fixed rate of about 20 percent.

Interest will be charged at the rate of 1 percent above the Bank base rate prevailing for the relevant period.

Insurers would have to charge the same rates to everyone, regardless of company si ze or the health of workers.

The Yorkshire Building Society, for example, is charging a fixed rate of just 4.99 per cent for two years.

It typically is charged twice the going rate as the criminal inmates housed in the same facility.

rent

Unless you charge a fortune in rent , it follows that rental yields tend to be lower on more expensive properties.

The Housing Act 1957 vested the management of local authority houses in the Corporation and gave it power to charge reasonable rents .

Said he didn't charge her much rent for her flat.

Halls normally charge a term's rent in advance.

Freedom to charge higher rents will reopen some doors but the court orders still necessary to remove tenants could block real advances.

Tenants will receive the money in a lump sum but will also be charged a low rent while repairs are carried out.

service

Doctors' certificates cost £55 and clergymen will normally charge £25 for a service .

Your management company provides management services to your operating companies and charges them for those services.

There have been suggestions that centres like this should charge for their services .

It charges a service fee for each ticket sold.

London &038; Country Mortgages does not charge fees for this service .

The band claimed Ticketmaster was charging excessive service fees and refused to reduce its fees for Pearl Jam concerts.

They charged for services or raised charges already in place to minimise real service cuts. 3.

In addition, users are charged according to the service they use on international links, which are expensive to support.

tax

Homes worth more than £212,000 will be charged a tax of £792, plus £162 for water and sewerage.

His brother David, whose whereabouts are unknown, also has been charged with tax evasion.

Sewerage will continue to be charged via the council tax or the non-domestic sewerage rate.

For this reason, he recommended that gains should be charged to income tax but not to surtax.

In the United States it even rates as an expense that can be charged against tax .

From 1987, companies' gains were charged to corporation tax as if they were additional income of an accounting period.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cost/pay/charge the earth

A well planned, well made kitchen that doesn't cost the earth .

But ... but it must cost the earth .

He would miss seeing Harry and, besides, a weekend at some hotel would cost the earth .

In Coventry Sir William Lyons produced wonderful engineering and style-but he didn't believe his cars should cost the earth .

It is possible to pay the earth for beauty products.

It would cost the earth , but it had to be safer than Nigel's Aston Martin.

This is a flexible, well-designed machine which produces quality prints and doesn't cost the earth to print them.

nominal sum/charge/fee etc

A red cotton T-shirt or running vest is available at a nominal charge of £1.00 together with sponsorship forms.

He applied for a grant of land and this was sold to him for a nominal sum.

Homes for the elderly were shut, and formerly nominal charges increased and extended.

It would save money simply to give the pits to the miners for a nominal sum, say £1.

The local agents provide an extensive catalogue of programs available at a nominal charge.

Those registered users of Word for Windows requiring the upgrade can obtain it from Microsoft for a nominal fee of £7.75inc.VAT.

Traditionally, the people's singing has been delegated to a choir which is generally paid a nominal fee.

Under the program, the government sold shares to citizens for a nominal fee to quickly transform state enterprises into private companies.

positively charged

According to the theory, negatively charged electrons within atoms orbit around positively charged nuclei.

Cationic detergents: ionise in solution with the active ion being positively charged.

Hence when a current is applied, the positively charged ions move toward the cathode carrying water molecules with them.

Sodium has a strong tendency to lose an electron and become the positively charged ion Na.

The helium atom without its electrons is known as an alpha particle, and is therefore positively charged.

These positively charged ions are themselves highly hydrated.

These fixed negative charges attract a layer of residual positively charged ions which are free to move within the water.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Did you charge the camcorder's batteries?

Don't charge off, I want a word with you.

I charged the flights on American Express.

Lawyers charge such high fees, but they never seem short of clients.

Leave it to charge overnight.

My piano teacher charges £9 for a half hour class.

Police have charged a 22-year-old man with robbing two Japanese tourists.

Riot police with batons charged at soccer fans twice during last night's international with Spain.

Small shops charge much higher prices for the same products.

The cheapest doctor we could find charged us four hundred francs for a five minute examination.

The doors flew open, and Pascoe charged across the foyer, scattering people in all directions.

The dry cleaners charges $1.25 a shirt.

The man they arrested last night has been charged with murder.

They're going to charge him with dangerous driving.

Twelve people involved in the demonstration have been arrested and charged.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Another passenger, Damon D.. Stewart, 24, also of Hampton, was charged with possession of marijuana.

Claudia Schneider is charged with one count of failing to disclose bankruptcy and has also been held in Miami since May.

H., was charged with murder and kidnapping Tuesday morning.

He risks being charged with an offence that carries up to five years in jail.

I was told of one particular youngster in Stockton-on-Tees who has been arrested and charged no fewer than 17 times this year.

The gallery will, of course, charge a commission for selling work.

The victim was charged with obstruction, and the passenger travelling with him was charged with assault.

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