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

  Challenge \Chal"lenge\, n. [OE. chalenge claim, accusation,
     challenge, OF. chalenge, chalonge, claim, accusation,
     contest, fr. L. calumnia false accusation, chicanery. See
     Calumny.]
     1. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any
        kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel;
        also, the letter or message conveying the summons.
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              A challenge to controversy.           --Goldsmith.
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     2. The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his
        post, and demanding the countersign.
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     3. A claim or demand. [Obs.]
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              There must be no challenge of superiority.
                                                    --Collier.
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     4. (Hunting) The opening and crying of hounds at first
        finding the scent of their game.
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     5. (Law) An exception to a juror or to a member of a court
        martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held
        incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain
        person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his
        cause. --Blackstone
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     6. An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote.
        The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered. [U.
        S.]
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     Challenge to the array (Law), an exception to the whole
        panel.
  
     Challenge to the favor, the alleging a special cause, the
        sufficiency of which is to be left to those whose duty and
        office it is to decide upon it.
  
     Challenge to the polls, an exception taken to any one or
        more of the individual jurors returned.
  
     Peremptory challenge, a privilege sometimes allowed to
        defendants, of challenging a certain number of jurors
        (fixed by statute in different States) without assigning
        any cause.
  
     Principal challenge, that which the law allows to be
        sufficient if found to be true.
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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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