Definition Of charges
a device or bearing placed on a shield or crest.
The swan is found in heraldry as a charge , a crest, supporters, and as a badge.
a headlong rush forward, typically one made by attacking soldiers in battle.
a cavalry charge
a price asked for goods or services.
an admission charge
a quantity of explosive to be detonated, typically in order to fire a gun or similar weapon.
In addition, if things get really bad, an emergency button under a safety cover will fire explosive charges , which blow out the windscreen to provide an emergency exit.
accuse (someone) of something, especially an offense under law.
they were charged with assault