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Definitions of claim

  1. demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; " He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; " Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
  2. demand for something as rightful or due; " they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
  3. an established or recognized right; " a strong legal claim to the property"; " he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; " he staked his claim"
  4. an assertion of a right ( as to money or property); " his claim asked for damages"
  5. an assertion that something is true or factual; " his claim that he was innocent"; " evidence contradicted the government's claims"
  6. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; " the accident claimed three lives"; " The hard work took its toll on her"
  7. assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; " He claimed that he killed the burglar"; " The guru claimed many followers"
  8. a demand especially in the phrase " the call of duty"
  9. ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; " They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
  10. To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
  11. To proclaim.
  12. To assert; to maintain.
  13. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
  14. A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact.
  15. A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant.
  16. The thing claimed or demanded; that ( as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; as a settler's claim; a miner's claim.
  17. A loud call.
  18. To call, or name.
  19. To demand as a right, or by authority; to assert to be true.
  20. To be entitled to anything; to make a claim or assertion.
  21. A demand of a right; the asserting of a fact; the assertion of a right or title to anything; also, the thing demanded; especially, a piece of land which a miner marks out in accordance with mining law.
  22. Claimable.
  23. Claimer.
  24. To call for: to demand as a right.
  25. A demand for something supposed due: right or ground for demanding: the thing claimed.
  26. Demand for an alleged right; anything claimed.
  27. To demand as a right.
  28. To lay claim to; make a claim; maintain.
  29. The demand of something as a right; assertion of a right; a right or title.
  30. The asserting, as of a fact.
  31. Anything claimed, as a settler's tract.
  32. A demand of a right or supposed right; a right to claim; the thing claimed; a piece of land which a settler in a colony claims a right to purchase when it is put up for sale.
  33. To demand as a right or as due.
  34. To seek or demand as a right; to demand as due; to assert; to have a right or title to.
  35. A demand as of right; a right or title to anything; the thing claimed.
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Usage examples for claim

  1. Much depends upon themselves; they have no right to claim all of the wife and mother. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  2. Under present circumstances, any such claim would be very silly. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  3. " The trouble is that the thing might seem to give me some claim on you; and I don't want that," he explained. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  4. There's a thousand reward out for them and it looks as if you four boys will have decidedly the best claim. – The Auto Boys' Vacation by James A. Braden
  5. She almost seemed to claim him that awful night. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  6. Had she any claim on you? – On the Church Steps by Sarah C. Hallowell
  7. What claim had she upon it? – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton
  8. But still it may be asked, why should not Ulster claim to be a nation? – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  9. And there was an excuse for his past, though he never would claim it. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  10. I have been very busy this winter, for the correspondents still claim my time. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  11. It would have been no easy matter for the people to decide which Emperor possessed the better claim. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  12. " You have no possible claim against the Countess," he remarked; " no possible hold on her, Monsieur de Roustache." – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope
  13. I'm making a claim to the chief in this thing, Latisan, and I believe you'll back me up. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  14. But he hadn't the fust claim on me, and I should have gone- I couldn't, have helped it! – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  15. Claim what you will of mine,- Not me! – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke
  16. Finally, I don't claim to have an answer. – Combat by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  17. These difficulties first claim our consideration. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  18. But we claim you. – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  19. Something older than love or religion was making its claim on Dan. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
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