Definition of challan in English:

challan

noun

Indian
  • An official form or document, such as a receipt, invoice, or summons.

    • ‘In case of argument by the driver, the challans of very high amounts are issued to the erring driver.’
    • ‘On January 31 the district authorities issued a recovery challan to attach the property of the four farmers to recover the amount.’
    • ‘A challan has already been filed in the court against the accused.’
    • ‘Till now, the mobile squads had the right to issue any challan, for which a receipt would also be given.’
    • ‘The victim (still without having revealed his media identity) insists on some challan for being stopped, in vain.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Indian
  • Issue (someone) with an official notice of a traffic offence.

    ‘police challaned over 24 vehicle owners for violating the rules’
    • ‘It was decided that the Departments of Excise and Taxation, Police and Transport would jointly challan the vehicles found violating traffic rules or being used for any antisocial activity.’
    • ‘Smash the heads of the traffic policemen if they challan you for not wearing helmets.’
    • ‘How can a civilian like you and me, be it a bus driver, a college principal or a hospital superintendent, challan us?’

Origin

Hindi chalān.

Pronunciation

challan

/ˈtʃʌlən/