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Makes a legal charge (7)


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'makes' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both to do with communicating as well as being verbs in their -s form.
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(Another definition for accuses that I've seen is " Charges with an offence/crime".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian and The Globe and Mail.
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