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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

List \List\ (l[i^]st), n. [F. lice, LL. liciae, pl., from L. licium thread, girdle.] A line inclosing or forming the extremity of a piece of ground, or field of combat; hence, in the plural (lists), the ground or field inclosed for a race or combat. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] In measured lists to toss the weighty lance. --Pope. [1913 Webster] To enter the lists, to accept a challenge, or engage in contest. [1913 Webster]