Champion

Definition of Champion

Cham´pi`on   Pronunciation: chăm´pĭ`ŭn
n.1.One who engages in any contest; especially one who in ancient times contended in single combat in behalf of another's honor or rights; or one who now acts or speaks in behalf of a person or a cause; a defender; an advocate; a hero.
A stouter champion never handled sword.
- Shak.
Champions of law and liberty.
- Fisher Ames.
2.One who by defeating all rivals, has obtained an acknowledged supremacy in any branch of athletics or game of skill, and is ready to contend with any rival; as, the champion of England.
v. t.2.To furnish with a champion; to attend or defend as champion; to support or maintain; to protect.
Championed or unchampioned, thou diest.
- Sir W. Scott.

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