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During the european middle ages, a charge often meant an underage person placed under the supervision of a nobleman. Charges were the responsibility of the nobleman they were charged to, and they were usually expected to be treated as guest?s or a member of the household?. Charges were at times used more or less openly as hostage?s, ensuring that the parents kept in line.
To charge is a manoeuvre in battle where soldier?s rush towards their enemy to join in [close combat]?. Charges have lost a lot of their effectiveness over the last 150 years because of handguns, assault rifles, and various forms of of artillery. See also military tactics.

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