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challenge sb. (3 the usual sense in S.)
1. claim 1H6 V. iv. 153 “Of benefit proceeding from our king And not of any challenge of desert.”
2. in law, exception taken against either persons or things H8 II. iv. 75 “and make my challenge You shall not be my judge.”
3. summons to single combat Ado I. i. 41, Rom. II. iv. 8.
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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 5.4
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