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- (transitive, archaic) To free from a charge or load; to unload or unburden.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Wyclif to this entry?)
- (transitive, obsolete) To free from an accusation; to make no charge against; to acquit.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene vii]:
- And for his death no wind of blame shall breathe;
But even his mother shall uncharge the practice,
And call it accident.