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 for Challenge for favor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  favor \fa"vor\ (f[=a]"v[~e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF.
     favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf.
     Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to
     become, be. Cf. Be. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is
     prob. for favel a horse. See 2d Favel.]
     1. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly
        disposition; kindness; good will.
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              Hath crawled into the favor of the king. --Shak.
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     2. The act of countenancing, or the condition of being
        countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support;
        promotion; befriending.
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              But found no favor in his lady's eyes. --Dryden.
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              And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in
              favor with God and man.               --Luke ii. 52.
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     3. A kind act or office; kindness done or granted;
        benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good
        will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
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              Beg one favor at thy gracious hand.   --Shak.
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     4. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
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              I could not discover the lenity and favor of this
              sentence.                             --Swift.
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     5. The object of regard; person or thing favored.
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              All these his wondrous works, but chiefly man,
              His chief delight and favor.          --Milton.
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     6. A gift or present; something bestowed as an evidence of
        good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something
        worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a
        bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a
        wedding.
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              Wear thou this favor for me, and stick it in thy
              cap.                                  --Shak.
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     7. Appearance; look; countenance; face. [Obs.]
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              This boy is fair, of female favor.    --Shak.
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     8. (Law) Partiality; bias. --Bouvier.
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     9. A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or
        compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
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     10. pl. Love locks. [Obs.] --Wright.
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     Challenge to the favor or Challenge for favor (Law), the
        challenge of a juror on grounds not sufficient to
        constitute a principal challenge, but sufficient to give
        rise to a probable suspicion of favor or bias, such as
        acquaintance, business relation, etc. See Principal
        challenge, under Challenge.
  
     In favor of, upon the side of; favorable to; for the
        advantage of.
  
     In favor with, favored, countenanced, or encouraged by.
  
     To curry favor [see the etymology of Favor, above], to
        seek to gain favor by flattery, caresses, kindness, or
        officious civilities.
  
     With one's favor, or By one's favor, with leave; by kind
        permission.
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              But, with your favor, I will treat it here.
                                                    --Dryden.
  
     Syn: Kindness; countenance; patronage; support; lenity;
          grace; gift; present; benefit.
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