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carrying charge the interest and service charge on the unpaid balance in installment buying. [2 definitions]
charge account a business arrangement between a buyer and seller in which the seller allows the buyer to charge purchases to an account, for which he or she will be billed later.
charge card see credit card.
chargé d'affaires a foreign service official who takes charge of diplomatic business whenever an ambassador or minister is temporarily absent. [2 definitions]
cover charge a fixed amount charged by nightclubs and restaurants in addition to the price of food and drink, often used to defray the cost of live entertainment or music.
depth charge a device set to explode under water, used esp. against submarines.
finance charge an amount charged by a person or business that lends money.
fixed charge any business expense or tax due, usu. periodically, that is set at an unvarying rate or amount.
in charge having the power and responsibility for doing or deciding something.
take-charge taking forceful leadership; responsible and authoritative.