chalenge

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old French chalenge, chalange, chalonge, from Latin calumnia, from Proto-Italic *kalwomniā.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃalɛndʒ(ə)/, /ˈtʃalandʒ(ə)/, /ˈtʃalau̯ndʒ(ə)/
  • (From Old Northern French) IPA(key): /ˈkalɛndʒ(ə)/, /ˈkalandʒ(ə)/

Noun[edit]

chalenge (plural chalenges)

  1. A fraudulent legal claim, allegation or condemnation.
  2. A flaw or misdeed; something that one can be attacked for.
  3. A claiming; the making of a claim, especially contesting another's claim.
  4. (rare) A summons to fight a duel; a call to arms.
  5. (rare) An instance of trial by combat as a legal device.
  6. (rare) The act of objecting towards or countering something
  7. (rare) A summoning or invitation to court.
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: challenge
  • Scots: challenge
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French chalengier, chalongier, from Latin calumnior.

Verb[edit]

chalenge

  1. Alternative form of chalengen

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

chalenge m

  1. Alternative form of chalonge