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Would you please rewrite this sentence so as to explain to me what it means?

To charge any executor or administrator upon any special promise to answer damages out of his own estate

Does "charge" mean "accuse", "entrust", "comand"...? Is the "executor or administrator" the person who made the promise? Did his promise consist in saying he would use his belongings to pay for the damages? Or does the sentence mean that the "executor or administrator" that made a "special promise" (whatever it was) will be obliged to pay for I don't know what damages?

Thanks a lot in advance!

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To Charge - To take legal action

excutor or adminstrator (the person(s) doing the task or documenting it)

to answer damages out of his own estate - To pay for the damages from their own money/property.
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Thanks for your answer, but I cannot understand the sentence well enough yet.

To take legal action against any executor or administrator that promised to pay for the damages from their own money.

To take legal action against any executor or administrator that made any special promise, so that they will pay for the damages from their own money.

Which of these two sentences means the same as the one I copied first? Or are they both wrong?