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formal charge

[¦fȯr·məl ¦chärj]
(physical chemistry)
The apparent charge of an element in a compound; for example, magnesium has a formal charge of +2 in MgO and oxygen has a charge of -2.
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Until the subject has been accused through the filing of formal charges or by making the initial appearance in court, the Sixth Amendment simply does not apply.
The woman wants the case dropped, but a formal charge could still be filed.
Judge Esmond Faulks told them: "I hope the formal charge or charges will be put to you later this month.
The documents included a formal charge of money laundering by Swiss authorities against Zardari.
CRICKET: India captain Anil Kumble has confirmed he attempted to convince Australian counterpart Ricky Ponting not to proceed with a formal charge against Harbhajan Singh over an alleged racist comment.
A formal charge is made for the service though a donation to help pay for the kennelling costs of the animal while a new home is found is gratefully received.
But Strauss-Kahn's legal team argue that the French politician had no idea they were prostitutes, and that there is no evidence to support a formal charge of pimping.
The application maintains that the Supreme Court has not indicted Hussain Haqqani on a formal charge.
Microsoft has until February 15 to reply to the formal charge sheet the Commission sent in December over providing complete and accurate information on interoperability of its software codes.
In letters addressed to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea dated August 23, Napolcom Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio Casurao said that after the Napolcom conducted pre-charge investigation on the active police officials, it found basis to warrant the filing of a formal charge against Pagdilao and Tinio.
The appeals court added that there was no grave abuse of discretion when CODI proceeded with the complaint despite absence of a sworn complaint because there is already a formal charge issued by the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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