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Challenge Chal"lenge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Challenged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Challenging}.] [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See {Challenge}, n., and cf. {Calumniate}.] 1. To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy. [1913 Webster]

I challenge any man to make any pretense to power by right of fatherhood. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat. [1913 Webster]

By this I challenge him to single fight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To claim as due; to demand as a right. [1913 Webster]

Challenge better terms. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. To censure; to blame. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He complained of the emperors . . . and challenged them for that he had no greater revenues . . . from them. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mil.) To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with ``Who comes there?'' [1913 Webster]

6. To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation. [1913 Webster]

7. (Law) To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court. [1913 Webster]

8. To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{To challenge to the} {array, favor, polls}. See under {Challenge}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Challenge to the polls — Challenge Chal lenge, n. [OE. chalenge claim, accusation, challenge, OF. chalenge, chalonge, claim, accusation, contest, fr. L. calumnia false accusation, chicanery. See {Calumny}.] 1. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Challenge to the array — Challenge Chal lenge, n. [OE. chalenge claim, accusation, challenge, OF. chalenge, chalonge, claim, accusation, contest, fr. L. calumnia false accusation, chicanery. See {Calumny}.] 1. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Challenge to the favor — Challenge Chal lenge, n. [OE. chalenge claim, accusation, challenge, OF. chalenge, chalonge, claim, accusation, contest, fr. L. calumnia false accusation, chicanery. See {Calumny}.] 1. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Challenge — Chal lenge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Challenged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Challenging}.] [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See {Challenge}, n., and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Challenged — Challenge Chal lenge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Challenged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Challenging}.] [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See {Challenge}, n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Challenging — Challenge Chal lenge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Challenged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Challenging}.] [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See {Challenge}, n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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