challenge etymology

English word challenge comes from Middle English (1100-1500) chalenge

Detailed word origin of challenge

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chalenge Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
challenge English (eng) (US) An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.. (hunting) The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.. (legal) A procedure or action.. (legal, rare) A judge's interest in the result of the case for which he or she should not be allowed to sit the case, e.g. a conflict of interest.. (sports) [...]

Words with the same origin as challenge

Descendants of chalenge