- (sports) A competition to determine a champion, especially the final of a series of competitions.
- The position of champion, or winner.
- Defense or support of some cause.
- His championship of civil rights eventually bore fruit.
competition to determine a champion
position of champion, or winner
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Compared to the preceding days, being the night before the burial, the night where most people show up in a wake.
- Most wake last up to nine days, equal to the number of novena days. May be longer or briefer depending on the family's wishes or reasons.