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Old French enchargier.


encharge (third-person singular simple present encharges, present participle encharging, simple past and past participle encharged)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To give to somebody as a charge; to entrust with a duty or task.
    • 1806, Francis Jeffrey, “Memoirs of Cumberland”, in The Edinburgh Review April 1806:
      he had the art of setting them express the spirit and the passion of the part he was encharged with

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “encharge”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)