chalenge

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: challenge
  • Scots: challenge
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French chalengier, chalongier, from Latin calumnior.

VerbEdit

chalenge

  1. Alternative form of chalengen

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

chalenge m

  1. Alternative form of chalonge