public charge

public charge

n. a general term for an indigent, sick or severely handicapped person who must be taken care of at public expense.

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These were, that he should, for a term of years, reside in a spacious mansion where several other gentlemen were lodged and boarded at the public charge, who went clad in a sober uniform of grey turned up with yellow, had their hair cut extremely short, and chiefly lived on gruel and light soup.
In the survey, Click4Reg asked electric vehicle owners questions ranging from how happy they were with their electric vehicle, to how impressed they were with the supply and demand of public charge points.
But 96 per cent of electric vehicle owners were dissatisfied with public charge points.
It also provides access to a network of more than 50,000 public charge points across 25 European countries, serving more than 100,000 registered charge cards.
Foreign passengers who behave suspiciously or appear as likely to become public charge are subjected to secondary inspection,' Morente said.
for having become a public charge within five years of entry.
Even so, I see Teslas parked alongside Nissan Leafs, Chevy Volts, electric Ford Fusions, and electric Fiats like mine every time I visit my local public charge stations (about every other day).
Y etaient present, selon Assabahnews, le commandant de l'aile militaire d'Anssar Charia Mohamed Akremi, accompagne de quatre autres accuse dont l'un etait agent de l'ordre public charge de faciliter le deplacement des terroristes a travers les regions du pays et l'autre agent de la Garde Nationale qui etait charge de faire parvenir les telegrammes d'alerte aux terroristes.
Fuel Included gives help to its new plug-in customers with telephone and email support, plus arranges the installation of a home charge point and provides public charge point access cards.
Moloney's most compelling chapters explore how 1882 and 1891 immigration laws allowing the exclusion of those engaged in prostitution or polygamy, those "likely to become a public charge," or those deemed to suffer from certain illnesses discriminated against southern Europeans, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, and Mexicans.
We will leave our children near Osh City Hall tomorrow for a public charge," mothers of sick children said.
Kevin, of Bath, made the trip with engineer David Peilow, 34, to promote charity Zero Carbon World's network of public charge points in hotel car parks.

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